--Hilary Mantel, Bring Up The Bodies
The half-life of love is forever.
--Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her
Now that I knew fear, I also knew it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass.
--Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Live long enough and you'll disappoint everyone. People think you're able to help them and usually you can't. And so it becomes a process of choosing the one or two people you try hardest not to disappoint. The person in my life I am determined not to disappoint is you.
--Dave Eggars, A Hologram For The King
But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be un-fly-able, stuck in the climb.
--Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity