John Corey Whaley quotes

  • Your mind has a way of not letting you forget things you wish you could. Especially with people. Like, you'll always try your best to forget things that people say to you or about you, but you always remember. And you'll try to forget things you've seen that no one should see, but you just can't do it. And when you try to forget someone's face, you can't get it out of your head.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #People #Mind #Wish

  • People dreamed. People left. And they all came back.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #People

  • I can't seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Long #Enough #Possibility

  • I jotted down Oslo After Death. This would be a great title for a book, I thought. That is what I do sometimes. I jot down titles for books that I one day intend to write.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Book #Writing #One Day

  • Spouses have each other, and even when one eventually dies, they have memories of a time when they existed before that other person and can more readily imagine a life without them. Likewise, parents may have other children to be concerned with--a future to protect for them. To lose a sibling is to lose the one person with whom one shares a lifelong bond that is meant to continue on into the future.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Children #Memories #Sibling

  • No matter how often you see or talk to someone, no matter how much you know them or don't know them, you always fill up some space in their lives that can't ever be replaced the right way again once you leave it.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Space #Matter #Way

  • A sibling represents a person's past, present, and future,
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Sibling #Past #Persons

  • The thing to know about my brother was that even though he was fifteen, he looked to be about the same age as me. Only, I'm not sure if that was because he looked older or I looked younger. I like to think it was a healthy mixture of both.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Brother #Thinking #Healthy

  • You ever feel like you know someone so much that they can breathe for you? Like when their chest and your chest rise and fall, they do it together because they have to? That's how it felt. That's how it always felt.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Fall #Together #Like You

  • I often found myself in situations where I had, without thinking, said too much to too many with too little caution.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Thinking #Littles #Too Much

  • Maybe we all just exist, all versions of us exist at times, and we have to figure out a way to get to each of them, to find each one and tell that version that it's okay, that it's all justthe way it works, a concept too powerful to ignore but too complicated to explain.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Powerful #Way #Complicated

  • I wanted the world to sit back, listen up, and let me explain to it that when someone is sad and hopeless, the last thing they need to feel is that they are the only ones in the world with that feeling. So, if you feel sorry for someone, don't pretend to be happy. Don't pretend to care only about their problems.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Sorry #Feelings #Care

  • Not only had my brother disappeared, but--and bear with me here--a part of my very being had gone with him. Stories about us could, from them on, be told from only one perspective. Memories could be told but not shared.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Brother #Memories #Perspective

  • Some people say dying alone is a fate worse than death itself. Well, they should try being alone during the living part sometimes. There's no quicker way to make you wonder why the hell you ever thought you'd want to return.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Fate #Dying Alone #People

  • I thought maybe a day was coming when I'd stop constantly worrying about how to live. Maybe at some point I'd just start living, no questions asked.
    -- John Corey Whaley

    #Worry