"I hope that someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight, and that’s all they do. They don’t pull away. They don’t look at your face. They don’t try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms, without an ounce of selfishness in it."
"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."
"In the end, you’ll know which people really love you. They’re the ones who see you for who you are and, no matter what, always find a way to be at your side."
"Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness."
"If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place."
"Because you loved them, there will always be parts of them that linger."
"It all comes down to the last person you think of at night. That’s where your heart is."
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."
"We have a government that says it’s okay to eat Twinkies and Cocoa Puffs and Mountain Dew, but it’s illegal to drink raw milk and eat compost-grown tomatoes and Aunt Matilda’s pickles."
"Please know there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self-conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because; I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings, but it will always heal, even if you don’t want it to; it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It is up to you to find them."