"I was quiet, but I was not blind."
Fanny Price, Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
"My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me."
"To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are."
"All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s the tragedy of living."
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
"Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness."
"When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed."