I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.
― Jamie McGuire (Beautiful Disaster)
And Natasha went to the window and listened, and nothing, nothing could be heard but the din of passing life.
― Tatyana Tolstaya, from “The Moon Came Out” in White Walls: Collected Stories, translated by Jamey Gambrell (via the-final-sentence)