There is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghostlike, the spot where some great and marked event has given the color to their lifetime; and still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.
—Nathaniel Hawthorne (via dieworten)
The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see—the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.
—Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits (via quotes-shape-us)
I read everything. I think my voracious reading came from a deep longing for something that was missing. I was searching for someone. For my story. To not feel so alone.