“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
-Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
-Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale.
“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
-John Green, The Fault in our Stars