"These days I haven’t been sleeping. Staying up, playing back myself leaving. / When your birthday passed, and I didn’t call. / And, I think about summer, all the beautiful times: I watched you laughing from the passenger side. Realized that I loved you…"
- “Back to December,” Taylor Swift"
"Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another’s soul."
- James Joyce"
Giorgione, Leonardo Da Vinci
"She thought she was independent and strong, but she got one small taste of love and she was hungrier than anyone. She was ravenous."
- Ann Brashares, “Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood”"
“You said it in a simple way at 4 AM on the second day: ‘How strange that I don’t know you at all.’ Stumbled through the long goodbye, one last kiss. Then, catch your flight - right when I was just about to fall. I told myself don’t get attached, but in my mind I play it back spinning faster than the plane that took you… And, this is when the feeling sinks in. I don’t wanna miss you like this. Come back, be here… I don’t wanna need you this way.”
- “Come Back, Be Here,” Taylor Swift"
“I guess I know by now that we will meet again somehow. Time can come and wash away the pain; but, I just want my mind to stay the same: to hear your voice, to see your face. There’s not one moment I’d erase.”
- “How,” Regina Spektor
“I found your hairband on my bedroom floor, the only evidence that you’d been here before. And, I don’t get waves of missing you anymore. They’re more like tsunami tides in my eyes. …Our last kiss it was perfect, but we were nervous on the surface. And, I’m always saying everyday that it was worth it. Pain is only relevant if it still hurts. …Or we can…go back to the day we fell in love on our first kiss.”
- “U.N.I.” Ed Sheeran"
“All the bright precious things fade fast and they don’t come back.”
- Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby"