'I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.'
— Jonathan Safran Foer (via brotherstories)
'And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.'
Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)

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