"It’s like she kissed me, then reached inside of me, ripped out my heart, tore off my flesh, pushed me out into the storm, shred my heart to pieces and threw them into the wind."
"Every once in a while she’ll get worked up and cry like that. But that’s ok. She’s letting her feelings out. The scary thing is not being able to do that. Then your feelings build up and harden and die inside. That’s when you’re in big trouble."
— Reiko, from Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood
"I stood there dumbfounded, as if I’d been hit by a blunt object, overcome by the chilling realization of my utter helplessness. I was a leftover wrapped in black plastic and shoved into the cooler."
— Haruki Murakami (Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World)
"Wish you were here. Wish I was there. Wish it was different. Wish wishes came true.
I’d wish you back."
— I Wrote This For You - Iain Thomas (via amnestiaa