Yazawa Ai will always have a place in my heart. I love her style, but even more so I love her honesty. Every time I read her manga I feel like I’ve learned something philosophical about the world and human nature.

She’s brilliant.

I lived with Ren for a year and three months. As the snow-laden winter had turned to spring, we came to the end of the road. I never said goodbye. But I knew that living separately was like a knife through both of our hearts. There was no point in calling or writing letters. All meaning was lost if we couldn’t hold each other. For every night, I could feel Ren venting all the despair inside of me that he could never put into words. I felt it deeper than anyone else.

Nana Osaki, from Ai Yazawa’s NANA (via honeymilkmoon)