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"To love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thickening the air, heavy as water more fit for gills than lungs; when grief weights you like your own flesh only more of it, an obesity of grief, you think, how can a body withstand this? Then you hold life like a face between your palms, a plain face, no charming smile, no violet eyes, and you say, yes I will take you. I will love you, again."

- Ellen Bass
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"There are some things once they are done, that we can never question, because if we did, we wouldn’t be able to go on. And we have to go on, every single day."

- Caragh M. O’Brien
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"I’d like to recognize all the people with decaying hearts, who drag their feet through each day, with sadness in their eyes. You will find something to live for. I promise."

- Laura Elizabeth Ross
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"Some people are uncomfortable with silences. Not me. I’ve never cared much for call and response. Sometimes I will think of something to say and then I ask myself: Is it worth it? And it just isn’t."

- Miranda July
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"There are some things about myself I can’t explain to anyone. There are some things I don’ t understand at all. I can’t tell what I think about things or what I’m after. I don’t know what my strengths are or what I’m supposed to do about them. But if I start thinking about these things in too much detail the whole thing gets scary. And if I get scared I can only think about myself. I become really self centered, and without meaning to, I hurt people. So I’m not such a wonderful human being."

- Haruki Murakami
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"She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, “I sometimes think that peoples hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while."

- Haruki Murakami
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"He loved her, he loved her, and until he’d loved her she had never minded being alone."

- Truman Capote
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"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for."

- Harper Lee
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"I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was."

- Ransom Riggs
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"It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you."

- John Updike