“I am here to tell you that there are people who have never been defeated.
They are the ones who have never fought.
They managed to avoid scars, humiliations, and feelings of helplessness, as well as those moments when even warriors doubt the existence of God.
Such people can say with pride: "I have never lost a battle." On the other hand, they can never say: "I have won a battle."
Not that they care. They live in a universe in which they believe they are invulnerable; they close their eyes to injustices and suffering; they feel safe because they do not have to deal with daily challenges faced by those who risk stepping out of their own boundaries.
They have never heard the words "good-bye" or "I've come back. Embrace me with the fervor of someone who, having lost me, has found me again.”
“He couldn't tell her that what he wanted now, more than anything, was to fall asleep beside her. No touching, no kissing, no stimulation. No sensation, no consciousness. Just the act of sleeping beside someone you liked to be with. Maybe that was love.”