I'm Trisha Haddad, author of YA and romance. Crazy about books, travel, and art. This site then is all bookish things, in bite-size bits.
“That was perhaps the most useful thing I learned in middle school—the best way to avoid bullying was to avoid being noticed. My parents nagged me to be more outgoing, saying I’d be overlooked when it mattered. I figured my work would speak for itself.”
“Strange how one person can saturate a room with vitality, with excitement. Then there are others, and this dame was one of them, who can drain off energy and joy, can suck pleasure dry and get no sustenance from it. Such people spread a grayness in the air about them.”
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
“I’ve never been lonely. I’ve felt suicidal. I’ve been depressed. I’ve felt awful, awful beyond all, but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me…In other words, loneliness is something I’ve never been bothered with because I’ve always had this terrible itch for solitude.”