"I burn, I freeze; I am never warm. I am rigid; I forgot softness because it did not serve me."
Catherynne M. Valente (Deathless
"Deep in her soul … was the sense that life would be her business for a long time to come. And at moments there was something inspiring, almost enlivening, in the conviction. It was a proof of strength - it was a proof she should some day be happy again. It couldn’t be she was to live only to suffer; she was still young, after all, and a great many things might happen to her yet. To live only to suffer - only to feel the injury of life repeated and enlarged - it seemed to her she was too valuable, too capable for that."
Henry James (The Portrait of a Lady
Dennis Dee Mac Charlie Frank Potter, you’re named after five of the bravest people I ever knew
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"The future becomes the present, the present the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don’t plan for it."
Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie