I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
— Sigmund Freud (via dulcetdecember)
I know that’s what people say— you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, you’ll be happy again, never fear… but you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.
— Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
— Eleanor Roosevelt