"Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul."
"You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you."
"I just hope that one day—preferably when we’re both blind drunk—we can talk about it."
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey (via piezea
"You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much."
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides
"And all I loved, I loved alone."
"The scariest part about letting someone in is that they could take one look inside of you and never come back."
And I’ve Got to Protect Myself (#315: March 20, 2014)