“Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you’re really doing it to them.”

“There is no comfort in the truth, only bitterness.”

“You can’t just be with someone and expect them to make you whole.”

“All any of us wanted was to be seen – truly seen – and it’s so very hard for anyone to see another person completely.”

“Pain comes in all forms. The small, almost negligible ones and the ones that consume you whole.”

“No one had ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.”

“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”

“Words, to me, were always about control. The more words you knew, the better able you were to manipulate and shape your environment.”

“In the end, we all become stories.”

“Some wounds will never heal; some scars will always be visible.”

“Love makes monsters of us all.”

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” JANUARY BOOK QUOTES

“We all just have to do the best we can with the scraps we’re given.”

“What we reveal is what we’re willing to sacrifice.”

“Every woman I know – no matter how successful or ambitious – still worries that it’s all going to disappear one day, that she’s going to fall off some metaphorical cliff.”

“The monster was never just under the bed. It was in our blood, deep inside us.”

“The truth is a painful reminder of what we’ve lost, and yet we’re drawn to it like moths to a flame.”

“People create connections, genuine connections, through shared pain, through shared darkness.”

“Sometimes survival isn’t about making a grand escape, but rather finding a way to endure within the confines of our own limitations.”

“The past is always watching, always waiting, ready to seep its way into the present.”

“We all have secrets buried deep within us, waiting to be unearthed.”

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.”