“Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back… then that love had to be real… it hurt too much to be anything else.”
If trouble is a pathway we build, then I’m a pioneer.
-“Wants What It Wants”, Andrew Belle
And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.
–Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility)
Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
— Charlotte Bronte, Villette
Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures – a fear of time running out.
― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper
“Here you go again doubting yourself
For no good reason
You’re listening to someone else”
–Aly and AJ, I’m Here
“A frost lay over all her emotions and she thought that she would never feel anything warmly again.”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind