--Stephen King, It
And what amazes me as I hit the motorway is not the fact that everyone loses someone, but that everyone loves someone. It seems like such a massive waste of energy -- and we all do it, all the people beetling along between the white lines, merging, converging, overtaking. We each love someone, even though they will die. And we keep loving them, even when they are not there to love any more. And there is no logic or use to any of this, that I can see.
--Anne Enright, The Gathering
I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.
--Bram Stoker, Dracula
Life had gone on. It always did. that's what you learned as you got older. Time. It kept moving. You wished you could change. They were gone. They left you in a snap.
--Lee Martin, The Bright Forever
Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.
--Emma Donoghue, Room