*the thought strikes out of nowhere*
"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape."
J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”