Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home
The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
I swallow your heart and you make me
spit it up again. I swallow your heart and it crawls
right out of my mouth.
You swallow my heart and flee, but I want it back now, baby. I want it back.
Richard Siken, from “Dirty Valentine”
I have been told
sometimes the most healing thing we can do
is remind ourselves
over and over and over
other people feel this too
The conversation between your fingers and someone else’s skin. This is the most important discussion you can ever have.
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You