"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
— The Painted Drum (Louise Erdrich)

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"You don’t have to be pretty like her. You can be pretty like you."
— One of the most freeing things I have ever heard

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"Forgiveness has its comforts, but it can never give you back what you’ve lost."
Jonathan Tropper, One Last Thing Before I Go

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"I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don’t exist."
— Sylvia Plath

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"You don’t cross my mind, you live in it."

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