Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
“Tell me where it hurts, she’d say. Stop howling. Just calm down and show me where.
But some people can’t tell where it hurts. They can’t calm down. They can’t ever stop howling.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
“At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon.”
“It’s unfortunate, and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder.”
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”