"People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed." - Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth


"I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction." - Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.” ― Donna Tartt, The Secret History

“Sometimes the world don’t give you what you need, no matter how hard you look. Sometimes it withholds.” ― Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing

“But maybe I’d need something to read on my ride to my future, I thought. I could borrow a few of the finer books from the X-ville library, disappear and never return them.” ― Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen


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