"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