"Have you ever felt despair? Absolute hopelessness? Have you ever stood in the darkness and known, deep in your heart, in your spirit, that it was never, ever going to get better? That something had been lost, forever, and that it wasn’t coming back?"
- Jim Butcher, Storm Front
"Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts."
- Edgar Allen Poe
"You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you."
- Haruki Murakami
"You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
"I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once."
- Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
"There is a place in the heart that will never be filled; a space. And even during the best moments, and the greatest times, we will know it."
- Charles Bukowski
"And I sit here without identity: faceless. My head aches."
- Sylvia Plath, from The Unabridged Journals