A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
[A half-read book in my life typically means the book did not resonate with me, I gave it up, and moved on to the next book in hopes that the new one is better.]
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'It'll be all right.' Julia's gentleness makes it worse. 'In the end, Jace.'
'It doesn't feel very all right.'
'That's because it's not the end.'
― David Mitchell, "Black Swan Green"
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“This isn’t lust. Lust wants, does the obvious… Love is greedier. Love wants round-the-clock care; protection; rings, vows, joint accounts; scented candles on birthdays; life insurance. Babies. Love’s a dictator.”
— David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks
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