"I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much."
"I am not looking
for the kind of love,
that forces me to prove
"My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip."
Elmore Leonard; Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing
"We can’t turn our true selves off and on situationally and expect them to carry and sustain us."
S. Kelley Harrell
"But that’s how life is. You never know how it’s going to turn out, and you can’t plan for everything. You just have to do your best dealing with things as they come and hope people forgive you when you make a mistake."
"My mother leaned close to her ear, whispering words I couldn’t hear. But I knew what they were, what they had to be: the same ones I’d heard after all those bad dreams, all those skateboard and roller-skating accidents, all the times the little fiendettes chased me home on pink bicycles. I watched my mother do what she did best, and realized there would never be a way to cut myself from her entirely. No matter how strong or weak I was, she was a part of me, as crucial as my own heart. I would never be strong enough, in all my life, to do without her."
Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You