When Love Arrives - Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye
"Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to. And love leaves exactly when love must /
When love arrives, say, "Welcome, make yourself comfortable" /
If love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her /
Turn off the music...listen to the quiet /
Whisper, "Thank you, for stopping by" ."
"I'm thinking about you like people think about a clock, five minutes before a shift ends."
Pretty - Katie Makkai
"This is about the self mutilating circus we've painted ourselves clowns in. About women who will prowl 30 stores in 6 malls to find the right cocktail dress, but who haven't a clue where to find fulfillment or how to wear joy, wandering through life shackled to a shopping bag, beneath the tyranny of those two pretty syllables."
"I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, "NO. The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be, and no child of mine will be contained in five letters. You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing. But you, will never be merely 'pretty'."