So what if he made me feel like fireworks were going off inside me. He could also make me feel like a big fat clod of heartsick dirt. It was like he could take any emotion I had and make it ten times stronger. Which is great when it’s happiness but pretty darn awful if it’s anything sad.
— Catherin Murdock
You don’t understand. I’ve spent years building this… This complex series of booby traps so that nobody would ever get too close. and then you came along… With that big beating heart of yours, and you broke all those walls down, and it’s just really scary. I mean… What if I lose you?
— Dawsons Creek
There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.
— Grey’s Anatomy.
I get it… the fear of letting people in, getting close to somebody, and then it just not working out.
— One Tree Hill