"The fact that you got a little happier today doesn’t change the fact that you also became a little sadder. Every day you become a little more of both, which means that right now, you’re the happiest and saddest you’ve ever been in your whole life. Think about it. Have you ever been as happier than right now, lying here in the grass? And have you ever been sadder? It isn’t like that for everyone, you know. Some people just get happier and happier every day. And some people get sadder and sadder. And some people, like you, get both."
"What about you? Are you the happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?"
"Of course I am."
“Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
- from The History Of Love: A Novel by Nicole Krauss
"What will break me? That is the question that consumes me over the next three days as we wait to be released from our prison of safety. What will break me into a million pieces so that I am beyond repair, beyond usefulness? I mention it to no one, but it devours my waking hours and weaves itself throughout my nightmares."