“There are poems
inside of you
that paper can’t
“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
—Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat—
“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.”
— Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems
“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.”