You’ve painted me with one brush

You want me to be some evil person because that’s easy to understand. You don’t want to know that I can be generous and compassionate. That doesn’t fit into your nice, comfortable construct. That doesn’t make sense to you, because you’ve painted me with one brush, one color, and there’s no room for any others on your mental palette.


James Patterson and David Ellis, Invisible

But then he determines it’s love

He wants to laugh out loud or punch a wall. He feel drunk or at least carbonated. Insane. At first, he thinks this is happiness, but then he determines it’s love. Fucking love, he thinks. What a bother. It’s gotten in the way of his plan to drink himself to death, to drive his business to ruin. The most annoying thing about it is that once a person gives a shit about one thing, he finds he has to start giving a shit about everything.

Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Tell it to my soul

“You’re not empty,” I said vehemently. “You’re the least empty person I know.”

“Tell it to my soul.”

I wish I could have. I wanted to be enough to fill the universe inside Jacob Grace. But I guessed that no matter how strong it was, love alone couldn’t turn a speck of dust into a galaxy of stars.

Tiffanie DeBartolo, God-Shaped Hole

That’s all I want to say

I said that I am in love with you. I’ve tried not to be, I really have, but it’s just useless. I know you don’t feel the same way about me, but I had to tell you because…well, you’re all I think about. All the time. I miss you every second that you’re not with me…and I know you won’t want to be around me anymore, but, Camilla…you’re one of the best friends I’ve ever had. You’re smart and amazing and weird and probably the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen…and before I met you, all I want was just to fast-forward through everything. But, really, I think my life was just paused, or something. You…made me press play. You made everything move. And no matter where you go, or whatever you feel about me…I will love you forever for that. That’s all I want to say. I’m going to go now

Melissa Keil, Life In Outer Space