And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.
George R.R. Martin on writing women
- George Stroumboulopoulos: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
- George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories.
—The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.
He had had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.
—J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?
—Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s one and only.
—Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
And people wonder why I love what I do.
This is why.
I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well she’s too Asian’, or ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough.
I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.
— Angelita Lim