"I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it."
"I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me."
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
"Pretend that you’re sure of yourself, even when you’re not, and you will learn to trust yourself. Don’t wait around for other people to give you permission to do what you want, or to say you’re “good enough.” You’ll waste time waiting that you could be writing, having fun, learning, and living."
"…there’s no way to forget you on this earth."
"I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned