"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved; desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn, like the famous Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars" — On the Road - Jack Kerouac

"He who does not weep does not see" — Les Miserables, written by Victor Hugo

"When a person dies, he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. It’s just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone, it’s gone forever" — Slaughterhouse 5, written by Kurt Vonnegut

"And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is a genuine life, and that unshared happiness is not happiness at all" — Into the Wild

  • Albus Dumbledore: Still? After all this time?
  • Severus Snape: Always

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