... But the man l loved fell out of love with me. That broke my heart. And whenever the chance to be loved came along again, l ran away from it. l stopped trusting people. No offense, but that seems like sort of a dumb thing to do. l was afraid of getting my heart broken again. You see, sometimes you can trust a person, and then, when things are down, they forget about you.
One thing I have learned is that you and I are opposites, but also just the same. Like an image in a mirror. We hate people. And they in turn hate us. And fear us. Before the day is over, your heart will be broken just the same as mine. Men like us, Mr Shelby, will always be alone. And that love we get we will have to pay for.
Once a heart breaks... it doesn’t just grow back. It’s not a lizard’s tail. It’s more like a huge stained glass that shattered into a million pieces, and it’s not going back together. Least not the way it was. You can mush it all into one piece, but that doesn’t make it a window. That makes it a pile of broken colored glass. Shattered hearts don’t mend and they don’t heal. They just don’t work that way.
— l stopped trusting people.
— No offense, but that seems like sort of a dumb thing to do.
— l was afraid of getting my heart broken again. You see, sometimes you can trust a person, and then, when things are down, they forget about you.
— Maybe they're just too busy. Maybe they don't forget about you, but they forget to remember you.
— l'm just afraid if l do trust someone, l'll get my heart broken again.
— l understand that. l used to have this really nice pair of rollerblades. l was afraid if l wore them, l'd wreck them. So l kept them in a box. Do you know what happened? l outgrew them. l never wore them once outside. l just wore them in my room a couple times. lf you aren't going to use your heart, then what's the difference if it gets broken? lf you just keep it to yourself, maybe it'll be like my rollerblades. When you do decide to try it, it won't be any good. You should take a chance. Got nothing to lose. Your heart might still be broken, but it isn't gone.