The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Don’t fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.
What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don’t be afraid. Be alive.
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.