"In your place, if there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don't snuff it out, don't be brutal with it. Withdrawal can be a terrible thing when it keeps us awake at night, and watching others forget us sooner than we'd want to be forgotten is no better. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything—what a waste!
How you live your life is your business. But remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. Before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. "