"Kiss me, and you will see how important I am."
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
""Don’t come crawlin’ to a man for love—he likes to get a run for his money." - Mae West"
"Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through your fingers. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know."
— LAUREN OLIVER, BEFORE I FALL
Would you stay and talk to me? Just until this storm has passed, because your voice soothes the waves that have been crashing against my soul, and I’m so tired.
Be here with me, and let’s talk of love, hope, peace, and the joys of tomorrow; it’s so dark and the world is so hurt, but if we talk for a little while, maybe we can bring a little light to where we are.
So, stay with me, and let’s talk until the pounding has stopped, and the world is silent and still again.
"You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep