Let’s just keep pretending that this is what we want. After all, this world is so used to our lies.
"The best thing about the bedroom was the bed. I liked to stay in bed for hours, even during the day with covers pulled up to my chin. It was good in there, nothing ever occurred in there, no people, nothing."
Charles Bukowski (Ham On Rye)
"Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are."
Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
"My stories tend to start out with people: a child prodigy who hits the wall of his intellectual talents. A religious but not fundamentalist Muslim in the South. A young woman kept alive but uncured by a novel cancer treatment. These characters mix with questions that interest and/or haunt me: Why are we so interested in leaving a legacy? Can we construct meaning in a world that is so profoundly apathetic toward us? Is it possible to have a full life without having a long life? That’s where my books start, really. They begin at the intersection between people I’m imagining and questions that bug me."
John Green (From his FAQs)
They say that expectations only lead to disappointment..
but somehow, even without all the presumptions and hopes, disappointment will still suffice and present itself.
"How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?"
John Green (An Abundance of Katherines)
"We keep people alive on death row just so we can kill them later. We put prisoners on suicide watch so they can’t do themselves in before we can get the chance to put them on trial. That doesn’t make any sense. Why is it okay to put someone to death, but it’s not okay for those people to do it themselves?"
Michael Thomas Ford (Suicide Notes)