"I feel hunted, with no place to hide. No solace, no belonging. Just an empty need to keep moving away from whatever or whoever it is that’s after me."
- On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (via leaningonthesideofwonder)
"For most of us, the first experience of love, even if it doesn’t work out – perhaps especially when it doesn’t work out – promises that here is the thing that validates, that vindicates life. And though subsequent years might alter this view, until some of us give up on it altogether, when love first strikes, there’s nothing like it, is there? Agreed?"
- Julian Barnes. “Sense of an Ending” (via theundergroundrockstar)