"This is all I know how to do, carry loss around until
I begin to resemble every bad memory,
every terrible fear,
every nightmare anyone has ever had."
— Warsan Shire, “The Unbearable Weight of Staying”
"But don’t paint me like the good guy ‘cause every time I write
I get to choose the angle that you view me and select the nicest light. You wouldn’t respect me if you heard the typewriter chatter tap, tap, tapping through my mind at night, the same stupid tape loop of old sitcom dialogue and tattered memories"
— George Watsky, Tiny Glowing Screens Pt. 2
"If your heart is broken, it’s okay to say your heart is broken."
"I wait for the day
that choosing me doesn’t feel
like a choice at all."
"What they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity."
— James Baldwin
"It was if thousands and thousands of little roots and threads of consciousness in him and her had grown together into a tangled mass, till they could crowd no more, and the plant was dying. Now quietly, subtly, she was untangling the tangle of his consciousness and hers, breaking the threads quietly, one by one, with patience and impatience, to get clear."
— Lady Chatterley’s Lover