"It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling."
"Because alcohol tastes better than tears."
"Teenagers have more intense reading experiences because they’ve had fewer of them. It’s like the first time you fall in love. You have a connection to that first person you fell in love with because it was so intense and unprecedented."
"It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill."
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls (via kushandwizdom