"Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself."
– Albert Camus, from Notebooks, 1951-1959
"Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going."
– Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore
"I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse."
– Khaled Hosseini, And The Mountains Echoed
"It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for."
– Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time