Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

These bite marks are the dusted finger prints of memories I can’t forget. Impressions you’ve made and regret. You marked your territory and disappeared. Like that used condom - I’m in the trash can with all your other broken things.

Love is the person you think about during the sad songs.

"Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back."
-Chinese Proverb

If we wanted to feel better we'd stop.

You can never lose yourself so much that I won't find you. And remind you of what it felt like to be here.

“We look at the people who tell the truth, who say real things in public, like they’re confused. Crazy. As if everything should be said safely or not at all and what you feel shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Which is why it’s not polite to say 'I’m going to kiss you now because I can’t do anything else.' "

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell

Thousands have lived without love, but not one without water.

If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
- Russell P. Askue

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited. - Silvia Plath

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
- Paul Beatty

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times.

"Laughter echoes, it cries, it forms a bond and a wall all in the same moment."

No matter what happens, there is always someone who knew it would.

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us."
--Franz Kafka

When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.

As soon as things start being the way they should be instead of the way they are, I’ll start telling them to you that way.

“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.” -Neil Gaiman

Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

She didn't only walk on the wild side - it was her permanent mailing address.

Sad thing is, you can still love someone and be wrong for them. - Elvis Presley

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. - Augusten Burroughs

Isn't it weird eating fast food sober? Like, I'll eat it and I'll be like, "Oh that's good". But when you're blacked out at like 5 in the morning, it's like "What is this?! What five star resturaunt are we at? What chef works here?! ARE WE IN NARNIA? What magic treat has entered my hand? Where is our wardrobe?!"

“You had the sadness and too much of it. There’s no chemo for that except time.”

And if you can't say yes, answer anyway. Because I'd rather live with the answer than die with the question.