“Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess (2011)

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.” – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2000)

“Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has been a sign that you are alive.” – Charlotte Brontë

“‘Where we are, there is light.’ The wind blew hard from the east and the trees rustled their branches. ‘From where I’m standing… it is warm enough.'” – K. Ancrum, The Wicker King (2017)

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me;” Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)
“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932)

“As we all have an infinite capacity to make mistakes, we all have an infinite capacity for forgiveness.” – Cassandra Clare, Queen of Air and Darkness (2018)

“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” – Sylvia Plath