"You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect."
— T.B. LaBerge, Things I’m Still Learning at 25
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'We were born sick,' you heard them say it
You only seek what you give away
The end’s not near, it’s here.
And you’re always laughing
But you always look afraid
"I wasn’t used to opening up to others. She was opening up to me, but I couldn’t do the same. I really did like her, yet still something held me back."
— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
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"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."
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
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"I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself."
— Warsan Shire
"There are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."
— Humans of New York
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