The beginning of the end can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it // Karen Russell.

The beginning of the end can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it // Karen Russell.

Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it // Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it // Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

I won’t be what I’m not // Amy Tan.

I won’t be what I’m not // Amy Tan.

I’d give you my soul just to call you my own // Billie Holiday.

I’d give you my soul just to call you my own // Billie Holiday.

Oh, what a little moonlight can do // Billie Holiday.

Oh, what a little moonlight can do // Billie Holiday.

Without your love I’m like a song without words, a nest without birds // Billie Holiday.

Without your love I’m like a song without words, a nest without birds // Billie Holiday.

Without your love, fine sun above will never shine at my door, my life holds nothing in store // Billie Holiday.

Without your love, fine sun above will never shine at my door, my life holds nothing in store // Billie Holiday.

When you feel homesick, just look up, because the moon is the same wherever you go // Donna Tartt.

When you feel homesick, just look up, because the moon is the same wherever you go // Donna Tartt.

Without your love I’m like a plane without wings, a violin without strings // Billie Holiday.

Without your love I’m like a plane without wings, a violin without strings // Billie Holiday.

But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them // Dave Eggers.

But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them // Dave Eggers.

Cautiously, I allowed myself to feel good at times // Charles Bukowski.

Cautiously, I allowed myself to feel good at times // Charles Bukowski.

Love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long. (Repeat) // Billie Holiday.

Love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long. (Repeat) // Billie Holiday.

If you’re short on time, that would be the two-word version of our story: we fell // Karen Russell.

If you’re short on time, that would be the two-word version of our story: we fell // Karen Russell.

You met me at a very strange time in my life // Chuck Palahniuk.

You met me at a very strange time in my life // Chuck Palahniuk.

I love you more than my own skin // Frida Kahlo.

I love you more than my own skin // Frida Kahlo.