"I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment—we are all defined by something we can’t change."
"I love coffee. I sometimes get excited at night thinking of the coffee I’ll get to drink in the morning. Coffee is reason to wake up. There are other reasons, of course. But coffee is the incentive, at the very least."
"My heart was a hysterical unreliable organ."
"As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones."
"Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."
"I know how easy it is to be swept away by stories, by things you wish were real."
"When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they’re standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures."
"It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written."