"That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
“You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them." “You can miss a person every day, and still be glad that they are no longer in your life.”
Tara Westover, Educated
"She liked that he wore their relationship so boldly, like a brightly colored shirt. Sometimes she worried that she was too happy. She would sink into moodiness, and snap at Obinze, or be distant. And her joy would become a restless thing, flapping its wings inside her, as though looking for an opening to fly away."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Americanah
“We all felt the same nervous energy, but we kept it concealed under the stoic masks we had worn standing on the corners in our respective hoods. From the streets of Detroit to the organized-crime families in Chicago, from the dirty South to the gang-infested neighborhoods in L.A. and New York, we all wear the mask. It is one that says, "I am fearless, I don´t care, and I will destroy anything in my past including myself." But all of us know that beneath this mask is a vulnerable boy whose heart has turned cold.”
Shaka Senghor, Writing My Wrongs