Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering // Nicole Krauss.

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering // Nicole Krauss.

Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later // Alice Munro.

Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later // Alice Munro.

I’m yours and I’m not yours // Her.

I’m yours and I’m not yours // Her.

We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter // Allen Ginsberg.

We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter // Allen Ginsberg.

I drank to drown my sorrows but the damned things learnt how to swim // Frida Kahlo.

I drank to drown my sorrows but the damned things learnt how to swim // Frida Kahlo.

I don’t just want your heart. I want your flesh, your skin and blood and bones, your voice, your thoughts, your pulse and most of all your fingerprints, everywhere // Isobel Thrilling.

I don’t just want your heart. I want your flesh, your skin and blood and bones, your voice, your thoughts, your pulse and most of all your fingerprints, everywhere // Isobel Thrilling.

There was something comforting and liberating about being an actual, definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory, potential someones // Jonathan Franzen.

There was something comforting and liberating about being an actual, definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory, potential someones // Jonathan Franzen.

Get going // Jack Kerouac.

Get going // Jack Kerouac.

I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning // Haruki Murakami.

I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning // Haruki Murakami.

Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work // Gustave Flaubert.

Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work // Gustave Flaubert.

I can’t let you go now. I want to go places with you; obscure little places, just to be able to say: here, I came here with her // Anais Nin.

I can’t let you go now. I want to go places with you; obscure little places, just to be able to say: here, I came here with her // Anais Nin.

So this is my life and I want you know that I am both happy and sad, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be // Stephen Chbosky.

So this is my life and I want you know that I am both happy and sad, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be // Stephen Chbosky.

The weight of the world is love, under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. The weight, the weight we carry is love // Allen Ginsberg.

The weight of the world is love, under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. The weight, the weight we carry is love // Allen Ginsberg.

Hope needs to be like barbed wire to keep out despair. Hope must be a minefield // Yehuda Amichai.

Hope needs to be like barbed wire to keep out despair. Hope must be a minefield // Yehuda Amichai.

The life that awaits us after death is infinitely more tiresome than this one // Kurt Vonnegut.

The life that awaits us after death is infinitely more tiresome than this one // Kurt Vonnegut.