“All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s the tragedy of living.”

— I Wrote This For You

You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it?

There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of will power: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it.

— Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”

— Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”

— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”

I Wrote This For You

“It was life, often unsatisfying, frequently cruel, usually boring, sometimes beautiful, once in a while exhilarating.”

— Stephen King, Insomnia

“But I would rather be alone. Than pretend I feel alright.”

— Arcade Fire, Ready To Start

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