"…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’"
"I don’t think it’s good to achieve too much at too early an age. What else can the future give you if you’ve already got all that your imagination has dreamt up for you?"
"Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives."
"Perhaps the act of writing is necessary when nothing happens."
"Silence is beautiful, not awkward. The human tendency to be afraid of something beautiful is awkward."
"You know why I don’t talk about it? Because I’m tired of people telling me it’s a ‘just get over it’ situation. Fuck you, you don’t know what it’s like in my head."
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always gotten there first, and is waiting for it."
"It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else."
— Cathrynne Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
"I said to the sun
tell me about the big bang.
The sun said “it hurts to become”.
I carry that hurt on the tip of my tongue"