"I will tell you what she was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off."

Angela Carter

"Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway."

Neil Gaiman, Coraline 

"Isn’t it rotten? There isn’t any use my telling you I love you."

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

"How quietly we endure all that falls upon us."

Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

"If you can’t love yourself, I guess that’s it then."

Friedrich Nietzsche