Once I fall in love, finishing a story leaves a hole in my heart. The characters become your friends.
– Sarah J. Maas
When the calamity we feared is already arrived, or when the expectation of it is so certain as to shut out hope, there seems to be a principle within us by which we look with misanthropic composure on the state to which we are reduced, and the heart sullenly contracts and accommodates itself to what it most abhorred.
– William Godwin