I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. I’m not a girl anymore and I’m not sad anymore. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.
― Warsan Shire
There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life.
― Kurt Cobain
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.
― Franz Kafka
My heroes don’t have anything special. They have something to tell other people but they don’t know how, so they talk to themselves.
― Haruki Murakami