"The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink."
"Whenever you’re going through a bad day just remember, your track record for getting through bad days, so far, is 100%; and that’s pretty damn good."
"There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be."
"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk."
"An awake heart is like a sky that pours light."
"I’m drowning here, and you’re describing the water"
"But enough poetry! I am in tears; let me cry. It maybe foolishness that everybody would laugh at. But you won’t laugh. Your eyes are shining too. Enough poetry."