"You will fall in love with train rides, and sooner or later you will realize that nowhere seems like home anymore."
"We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright."
"I get it now. I get it. The things you hope for the most are the things that destroy you in the end."
"She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you."
"I felt something catch in my throat, a sudden surge of sadness that caught me unaware. It almost managed to take my breath away. That was the thing; you never got used to it. You never got used to the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s okay, and you think you’ve accepted it, someone points it out to you, and it hits you all over again, and it’s just as shocking as the first time."