"She has often felt that her outsides were too dull for her insides, that deep within her there was something better than what everyone else could see."
-Myla Goldberg (Bee Season)
"I am a jumble of passions, misgivings, and wants. It seems that I am always in a state of wishing and rarely in a state of contentment."
-Libba Bray (The Sweet Far Thing)
"I don’t know why it is that I have always been happier thinking of somewhere I have been or wanted to go, than where I am at the time. I find it difficult to be happy in the present."
-Pat Conroy (Beach Music)
"The average daydream is about 14 seconds long and we have about 2000 of them per day. In other words, we spend about half of our waking hours — one-third of our lives on earth — spinning fantasies."
-The Storytelling Animal (via theselittlewondersstillremain)
"In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again."
-Don Draper (Mad Men)