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..but I knew many people who had ceased to live, even though they continued to work and eat and engage in their usual social activities. They did everything automatically, oblivious to the magic moment that each day brings with it, never stopping to think about the miracle of life, never understanding that the next minute could be their last in the face of this planet.
—  Paulo Coelho
For me, compassion and companionship are the enemies of depression, the best ways to fight it. Compassion for myself because I know I’m struggling. Companionship because I can’t fight it alone.
—  Hannah Hart in her book Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded
I knew what he wanted to hear. He couldn’t stand me being sick. Nobody can. They only want to hear that you’re healing, you’re in recovery, taking it one day at a time. If you’re locked into sick, you should stop wasting their time and just get dead.
—  Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Since you’ll eventually become witches, you should be called magical girls.

He said something, and became aware that he was expected to leave. He felt like a dog, he thought, whose master had died.  He left the house, but did not remember the journey to Fenchurch Street.
—  Dorothy Dunnett, The Ringed Castle