"She was just some girl who had tied me
to her leg to help her sink when she
jumped off the bridge."
"I told my therapist about you"
"For a man with morals and honor, loving two women is maddening. A duality occurs. One side excited by the prospect of something new and passionate while loathing the familiar, battles comfort and stability. The urge to be free of commitment while recoiling at the idea of breaking the bonds cemented with oath. The choice becomes depression or aggression."
"Let us hope that the whores of evil no longer loiter on the doorsteps of your path beckoning you into the brothel of despair, and that hereinafter you may present them with the most rigid manifestations of a firm and manly will. Ad astra per aspera."
"He was a few medications away from falling completely apart."
"I am, at least, master of my own downfall."
"I want to scream. I want to broadcast my problems to the world. But I don’t because I know people have their own shit to deal with. So my problems get packed away, buried… I constantly put my problems on the back-burner and allow them to boil. Always boiling. Then comes the inevitable over-splash or explosion. Then suddenly… my problems are your problems. I am your problem."
"All my human relationships have to do with a mask of me, and I must perpetually be the victim of living a completely hidden life."
"The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it…. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
"I keep thinking you already know. I keep thinking I’ve sent you letters that were only ever written in my mind."