There are some things we do because we convince ourselves it would be better for everyone involved. We tell ourselves that it's the right thing to do, the altruistic thing to do. It's far easier than telling ourselves the truth.
There are always sides. There is always a winner and a loser. For every person who gets, there's someone who must give.
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.
Life isn't nearly as stable as we want it to be.
Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.
And if your parents have you for a reason, then that reason better exist. Because once it's gone, so are you.
If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
Dark matter has a gravitation effect on other objects. You can't see it, you can't feel it, but you can watch something being pulled in its direction.
Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.
The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we're supposed to.
remember that every fire will burn itself out, even without your help.
It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you.
The answer is that there is no good answer. So as parents, as doctors, as judges, and as a society, we fumble through and make decisions that allow us to sleep at night--because morals are more important than ethics, and love is more important than law.
Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.
You know how every now and then, you have a moment where your whole life stretches out ahead of you like a forked road, and even as you choose one gritty path you've got your eyes on the other the whole time, certain that you're making a mistake.
Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it
I sometimes wonder if it is just me, or if there are other women who figure out where they are supposed to be by going nowhere.
Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.
Lately, I have been having nightmares, where I'm cut into so many pieces that there isn't enough of me to be put back together.
They don't really pay attention to me, except when they need my blood or something. I wouldn't even be alive, if it wasn't for Kate being sick.
I didn't want to see her because it would make me feel better. I came because without her, it's hard to remember who I am...
It doesn't take a whole long life to realize that what we deserve to have, we rarely get.
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