"I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
--Markus Zusak, 'The Book Thief'
"I was addicted to saying things and having them matter to someone."
"There’s a kind of radar you get, after years of being talked about and made fun of by other people. You can almost smell it when it’s about to happen, you recognize instantly the sound of a hushed voice, lowered just enough to make whatever is said okay."
--Stephanie Meyer, 'New Moon'