When you’re using drugs, you’re driven by this mystical black energy, a force inside you that just won’t quit. And the weaker you get, the more you feed into that energy, and the more it fucks with you. When your spirit becomes dark and your lifestyle becomes dark, your existence is susceptible to infiltration by dark spirits. I’ve seen it so many times with addicts. You can see that they’re controlled by dark energy, the way they look, their appearance, their voice, their behavior, it’s not them.
—  Anthony Kiedis
Why do I always fall for toxic boys. It’s like I’m addicted to heroin, and I quit, but I get dehydrated from withdrawals and a lonely boy showers me with his poetic words. Obviously he has to put in a lot of thought to describe me in such ways, I think he thinks about me a lot. But that’s not the case. He’s good with words because he uses them so often. I am not what he’s been looking for, I am not his best friend and partner. I am not his star crossed lover. I am not going to fix him. He is not going to make me feel complete.
—  Ellen Gwin, 4/6/14