Nayyirah Waheed

People will stab you, and then get offended, saying you have no right to bleed.
—  Eliot Knight
I dare you to burn holes into me; I will bleed love and kindness from all of them, and you will drown in the things you tried to end in me.
—  Believe it, Eliot Knight
I was so desperate to be understood that I would grab people and shove them inside my heart- where they stuck out like splinters, and it would hurt every time I felt anything.
—  Eliot Knight
If you’re unlucky, the first person to break your heart will be your parent, if you’re unfortunate, it’ll be both of them, but if you’re determined, you’ll be all right.
—  Eliot Knight