When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible.
― Jonathan Safran Foer
Often I have wished to show you the shadow of your strength, but you will not see; and because you are too strong for me, you think you are strong enough. But I, who knows more about shadows than you do—perhaps because of my lesser acquaintance with strength—could tell you, if you would listen to this either, that you are not strong enough to defeat yourself.
- Robin McKinley