"and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love"
— Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love
"The feel of her head against his shoulder, of her familiar body, sent a shock of emotion over him. His arms holding her had a tendency to tighten around her."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Sensible Thing
"I hide because there’s more to me than what you see and I’m not sure you’d like the rest. I know that sometimes, I don’t like the rest."
— Iain S. Thomas, I Wrote This For You
"I know. I’m very hard to talk to. I realize that."
— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
"I feel more helpless with you than without you."
— Adrienne Rich
"It’s difficult to ever go back to the same places or people. You turn away, even for a moment, and when you turn back around, everything’s changed."
— Gabrielle Zevin
"i am covered
— 'naked' by Della Hicks-Wilson