"If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad."

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery."

Yves Saint Laurent

"A month apart felt like a prison sentence. Pixelated pictures weren’t enough to make the heart stop hurting. Late night exchanges of words that should have been whispered as we laid, warm and united, in your bed. I started to lose myself, punching walls and breaking skin again. I longed for you to save me."

Tim Neil, This Is What Love Feels Like

"and in a sense we’re all winning
we’re alive"

Frank O’Hara, Steps

"I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once."

George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings