"I don’t think you ever really fall out of love with someone. I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions."

"The more you try to simplify things the more you complicate them. You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself and ignore true feelings. That is not simplifying things."

"She understood that her heart operated on its own instructions, that she had no control over it or, indeed, anything else."

"When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground it makes a loud crashing sound. When a window shatters, a table leg breaks or when a picture falls off the wall it makes a noise. But as for your heart, when that breaks, it’s completely silent. You would think as it’s so important it would make the loudest noise in the whole world or even have some sort of ceremonious sound like the gong of a cymbal or the ringing of a bell. But it’s silent and you almost wish there was a noise to distract you from the pain. If there is a noise it’s internal. It screams and no one can hear it but you. It screams so loud and your ears ring and your head aches. It trashes around in your chest like a great white shark caught in the sea, it roars like a mother bear whose cub has been taken. That’s what it looks like and that’s what it sounds like, a trashing panicking trapped great big beast roaring like a prisoner to its own emotions. But that’s the thing about love; no one is untouchable."

"We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it’s easier. Sometimes we find out own way out. But regardless, always, we are found."

"I think it’s sad when people stop dreaming, or start losing hope. Because holding onto the bonkers dream might just turn out to be the most marvellous thing you ever did."

"It is far, far better never to have been beautiful. If you’re gorgeous you’re going to get by absolutely fine everyone will want you in the room and you’ll be lavished with attention, which you’ll do very little to ear. Whereas, if you look like a sack of offal that’s been dropkicked down a lift-shaft into a pond, you’re going to spend many of your formative years alone. This may seem miserable — but you’ll have space, space that you can constructively use to discover and hone your skills, learn a language, develop an interest in cosmology, practice the oboe, do whatever you fancy, really, so long as it doesn’t involve being looked at or snogging anyone. And you’ll very likely emerge from your chrysalis aged twenty-five as a highly accomplished young thing ready to take on the world. Meanwhile, The Beautiful Ones will have been so busy having boyfriends and brushing their hair that they’ll just be… who they always were."

"We said together, wistfully, “Life, eh?” It says everything without having to say anything: that we all experience moments of joyful or painful reflection, sometimes alone, sometimes sharing laughs and tears with others; that we all know and appreciate that however wonderful and precious life is, it can equally be a terribly confusing and mysterious beast. “Life, eh?”"

"And she finds it difficult to believe — that a person would love her even when she isn’t trying. Trying to figure out what other people need, trying to be worthy."

"I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."

"If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you — you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again."
- C.S. Lewis

If you must wait, wait for them here in my arms as I shake
If you must weep, do it right here in my bed as I sleep
If you must mourn, my love, mourn with the moon and the stars above
If you must mourn, don’t do it alone

If you must leave, leave as though fire burns under your feet
If you must speak, speak every word as though it were unique
If you must die, sweetheart, die knowing your life was my life’s best part
And if you must die, remember your life

If you must fight, fight with yourself and your thoughts in the night
If you must work, work to leave some part of you on this earth
If you must live, darling one, just live, just live, just live

"Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy."
- George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Has anyone ever written anything for you?
In all your darkest hours, have you ever heard me sing?
Listen to me now, you know I’d rather be alone
Than be without you, don’t you know?

Has anyone ever given anything to you?
In your darkest hours, did you ever give it back?
Well, I have, I have given that to you
If it’s all I ever do, this is your song

And the rain comes down
There’s no pain and there’s no doubt
It was easy to say, I believed in you everyday
If not for me then, do it for the world

Has anyone ever written anything for you?
In your darkest sorrow, did you ever hear me sing?
Listen to me now, you know I’d rather be alone
Than be without you, don’t you know?

So if not for me then, do it for yourself
If not for me then, do it for the world

"I realize that even though I like being alone;
I don’t fancy being lonely."