“She wished to be happy, and fell asleep with an entire sky above her.”
— Amy Zhang, Falling into Place (via quoted-books)
“We all like to think the world ends when we do. The truth is our acquaintances, our friends, and our loved ones all live on, and through them, so do we. It’s not about what you had, but what you gave. It’s not about how you looked, but how you lived. And it’s not just about being remembered. It’s about giving people a good reason to remember you.”
— Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl (via quoted-books)
“The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.”
— Unknown (via perfect)

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“'If I showed you what was in my heart,' she said, 'it would burn you to a cinder.
‘I’ve tried to burn you similarly,’ it said, “but you never even noticed when I opened my chest.’”
— Chris Adrian, The Children’s Hospital (via quoted-books)
“Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.”
— Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (via quoted-books)
“He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph.”
— David Nicholls, One Day (via quoted-books)