"You want me to be a tragic backdrop so you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say, ‘wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole."
"At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before."
"You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake…. You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love."
"Travel far enough, you meet yourself."
"Giving up something that no longer serves a purpose, or protects you, or helps you, isn’t giving up at all, it’s growing up."