Beautiful quote

Parents, she thought, learned to survive touching their children less and less. [...] It was the way of things, Mia thought to herself, but how hard it was. The occasional embrace, a head leaned for just a moment on your shoulder, when what you really wanted more than anything was to press them to you and hold them so tight you fused together and could never be taken apart. It was like training yourself to live on the smell of an apple alone, when what you really wanted was to devour it, to sink your teeth into it and consume it, seeds, core, and all.
-  Celeste Ng in Little Fires Everywhere

Can't add highlights to Goodreads from physical books (only kindle), but I thought this one was worth saving anyway.