"I’ve been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me."
- Tahereh Mafi
"This was perhaps what you feared: to become inert in a body that still breathes, drinks and feeds itself. To commit suicide in slow motion."
- Edouard Levé, Suicide, p.72
"And it came to me then. That we were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits. From far off they look like beautiful shooting stars, but in reality they’re nothing more than prisons, where each of us is locked up alone, going nowhere. When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we’d be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing."
- Haruki Murakami
"You never need to apologize
for how you chose to survive."
- Clementine von Radics
For most of us, there is only the unattended Moment, the moment in and out of time, The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight, The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply That it is not heard at all, but you are the music While the music lasts.
— T.S. Eliot, from The Complete Poems And Plays: 1909 - 1950
"Your body hurts me as the world hurts god"
- Sylvia Plath
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
- C.G. Jung
"The people I have loved in my life have never been easy to love. I’m not used to normal. I’m used to disaster."
- Dry, Augusten Burroughs