"Things could change so entirely, in a heartbeat; the world could be made entirely anew, because someone was kind."
"There is not one person in this world that is not cripplingly sad about something. You remember that before you open your mouth."
"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
"My soul comes from better worlds and I have an incurable homesickness of the stars."
"We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are."
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena