“You get depressed because you know that you’re not what you should be.”
“I’m not heartless. I just learned how to use my heart less.”
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
“I want to write a novel about silence. The things people don’t say.”
“I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.”
—Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
“Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.”
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”