“I don’t care if anyone comes for me,” said Edward.
“But that’s dreadful,” said the old doll. “There’s no point in going on if you feel that way. No point at all. You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.
“I am done with being loved,” Edward told her. “I’m done with loving. It’s too painful.”
“Pish,” said the old doll. “Where is your courage?”
“Somewhere else, I guess,” said Edward.
“You disappoint me,” she said. “You disappoint me greatly. If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.”
~Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2000)
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.”
~Stephen King, The Shining (1977)
“Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn’t know a thing about life.”
~Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees (2001)
“I told her tea bags were just a convenience for people with busy lives and she said no one is so busy that they can’t take time to make a decent cup of tea and if you are that busy you don’t deserve a decent cup of tea for what is it all about anyway? Are we put into this world to be busy or to chat over a nice cup of tea?”
~Frank McCourt, ‘Tis (1999)
“Speech is the twin of my vision…it is unequal to measure itself. It provokes me forever. It says sarcastically, “Walt, you understand enough…why don’t you let it out then?” Come now, I will not be tantalized…you conceive too much of articulation.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855)
“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, More Unkempt Thoughts (1964)