The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire.

Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.

Friends can make you feel that the world is smaller and less sneaky than it really is, because you know people who have similar experiences.

At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.

Perhaps I should just bury myself and become a diamond after thousands of years of intense pressure.

Read about things that wouldn’t keep you up all night long, weeping and tearing out your hair.

Summer seems so cold without you, winter is even colder.

You don’t spend your life hanging around books without learning a thing or two.

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

Literature doesn’t exactly have a strong mental-health track record.

Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. It‰Ûªs like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down through the air and there‰Ûªs a sickly moment of dark surprise.

Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.