"So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts."
"And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep."
"If you show someone something you’ve written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, When you’re ready."
"Nothing in the world is worth turning one’s back on what one loves."
"Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person."
"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."
"It’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. Most people make mistakes. Most people have to learn the hardest lessons more than once."
"There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start."
"I don’t care if you don’t love me, I will lie down in the road, pull my heart out and show it to you."
"Look, let me put it this way: with me, you’re number one and there isn’t even a number two."