"I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone."
"Possibilities. The spaces between your fingers. Every inhale and exhale. That feeling in your chest when you hear a song you haven’t listened to in a long time. The different shades of people’s eyes. The word “you.” Touching new books and discovering new worlds. How connected we all are. Chances. The fiery passions hidden inside of us. The pitter patter of raindrops. Falling asleep and waking up. Conversations you still remember. Smiling out of nowhere because you were reminded of something. First love. New friendships. Getting to know you. Snow, rainbows, skylines, and sunsets. The shift in seasons. Thinking of you. Random bursts of laughter. Memories. The future."
"He knew what “I love you” meant, and he knew it was good, but he didn’t understand why it was an explanation for anything."
Excerpt From: Clare, Cassandra. ”City of Heavenly Fire.”