If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character…would you slow down? Or speed up?
—Chuck Palahniuk in Invisible Monsters
I've spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won't leave, and fearing that it's a matter of time before they figure me out and go.
—Shauna Niequist in Bittersweet
Home, as far as I'm concerned, is the place you have to leave. And then, if you're like me, spend the rest of your life mourning.
—Paulette Bates Alden
Is that what you wanted? That I be gone for good, rather than just mad for a little while?
—Sarah Dessen in Just Listen
Some days I imagined getting on a bus and leaving this town behind. The memories weren't good. At least most of them weren't.
—Abbi Glines in Because of Low
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
I won't ever leave you, even though you're always leaving me.
—Audrey Niffenegger in The Time Traveler’s Wife
It would hurt to leave, but it's what I had to do.
—S.C. Stephens in Reckless
You can't fix people or make them change; the only thing you can do is pack your things and leave if it isn't working for you.
—Greg Behrendt in It's Just a Date
It's hard to be the person who gets left behind, and never the person who gets to do the leaving.
—Alexandra Bracken in In Time