“You should tell them the truth. Tell them that if they hold on too tightly, love might cut them. Tell them to hold on tightly anyway. Tell them everything is worth it and that the richness of life is only ever enhanced by its inevitable, brief flashes of sadness and loss.”
You say the things you don’t need to say.
Because it hurts when you don’t say them.”
“In this room. With the curtains drawn. With the lights on. The sun shining outside. This is where you hurt the most.”
“The only reason any of it exists, is so that you can have fun while you’re here.”
“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.”
— Jodi Picoult