"If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that it will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."
"I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me."
"We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright."
"You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch."