The quickest path to self-destruction is to push away the people you love.
—Cassia Leo in Pieces of You
Family is not always the people with whom you share DNA. Sometimes, family is the person who fights the hardest for your happiness.
—Cassia Leo in Unmasked
That time of day when the sun hasn't come up yet, but you can already feel it coming. It's an elusive warmth, like a subtle promise whispered in your ear and you can go on with your day knowing you've been given another chance to get it right.
—Cassia Leo in Relentless
The pain is just a subtle reminder of how alive you made me feel.
—Cassia Leo in Black Box
It's not really the love that I envy, it's the trust. The feeling that no matter how bad you screw up, there is always someone who will accept you and love you for who you are; not because they have to, just because they can't not love you.
—Cassia Leo in Abandon
You don't stop loving someone just because they've hurt you. Yes, what you did hurt me, but I gain nothing if I stay angry with you. But I might gain everything by forgiving you.
It's funny that when the one person you live for is ripped out of your life you can still find a way to convince yourself it's for the best and that you will eventually get over it.
What a joke.
Don't tell me I don't know you when I've spent the last three years trying to forget you.
We may only ever have one great, passionate love, but sometimes it's best to leave that kind of love in the past. A love like that can't last forever.
—Cassia Leo in The Way We Fall
Love is a strange concept. That the very sight of someone, the very mention of their name, can cause an intense chemical reaction inside you is crazy.
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