"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely."
— C.J. Jung

"I am my own enemy, I am my own murderer! My own murder, that is what I am!"
— Fyodor Dostoevsky, from Selected Prose; “The Double,”

"The prince fought valiantly.
He slayed the dragon.
The princess cried for days.
She loved that dragon."
— The stories fairytales don’t tell

"Because you are alive, everything is possible."
— Thich Nhat Hanh

"Scream and scream until god’s / ears begin to hurt."
— D.M. Aderibigbe, from “Letter from My Father, Odysseus,” published in The Poetry Review

"(full of the sullen persistence of what cannot die)"
— Rainer Maria Rilke, from a letter to Lou Andreas-Salomé c. May 1904

"Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness."
— Edgar Allan Poe

"Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running from them."
— Nikita Gill

"There’s something soft in me— / we killed it and it’s rotting."
— Cassandra de Alba, from “A Barbie Dream House But All the Dolls Are Kitchen Knives,” published in Underblong