"I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
"When you are feeling down, look at the skies. You are not always alone."
— Go Eun-Bi
"Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely."
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony."
— Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
"I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself."
— Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis