--Libba Bray, A Great And Terrible Beauty
I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.
--Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
Her grief is still too young to behave itself, so she never lets it out.
--Thomas Moran, The World I Made For Her