I think when you are born an angel should say to you, hopefully kindly and not in a fake voice of an airline attendant: Here you go on this long, long dream. Don’t even try to wake up. Just let it go until it is over. You will learn many things. Just relax and observe because there just is pain and that’s it mostly and you aren’t going to be able to escape no matter what. Eventually it will all be over anyway. Good luck.
—The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
I learned to make things not matter, to put a seal on my hopes and place them on a high shelf, out of reach. And by telling myself that there was nothing inside those hopes anyway, I avoided the wounds of deep disappointment.
—The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan (via Confuzzzled)
I spend too many hours in my own head, wondering whether I spend nearly as many in yours.