There's a kind of love that has the power to save you, to get you through life. It's like breathing. You have to do it or you'll die. And when it's over, your soul starts to bleed. There's no pain in the world like it, I swear.
—Susan Wiggs in Summer At Willow Lake
It wasn't my job to save anyone, anyway. Especially since I hadn't even been able to save myself.
—Sarah Dessen in Just Listen
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.