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No Promises.

Scar tissue that I wish you saw.

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It’s always a wonder when you come across a passage that describes exactly how you’ve been feeling. One of those beautiful, terrible things about life. 

It’s always a wonder when you come across a passage that describes exactly how you’ve been feeling. One of those beautiful, terrible things about life. 

Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.

—David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

I feel like people are only really dead once you stop learning about them. This is why it is important to me to keep learning about my mother, and what she wanted, and what her life meant, what she meant by the life she led. Then she will be alive, somehow, and her wish for me will have come true. My vow is to learn more about her. To see her as she saw herself.

—Liz Moore, Heft

We’d been apart so long—I’d been dead so long,” she said in English. “I thought surely you’d built a new life, with no room in it for me. I’d hoped that.”
“My life is nothing but room for you.” I said. “It could never be filled by anyone but you.

—Kurt Vonnegut, “Mother Night”  (via duckmigrations)

Man, sometimes I forget how much I love Mother Night.

(via awomaninscience)

"I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head. Everything in life seems unreal."

"Except me: I am substantial enough—touch me."

"You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all: you are a mere dream."

- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

"I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head. Everything in life seems unreal."

"Except me: I am substantial enough—touch me."

"You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all: you are a mere dream."

- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“The city was a paradox, though maybe it had always been one. You could have an excellent life here, even as everything disintegrated.”

—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“The city was a paradox, though maybe it had always been one. You could have an excellent life here, even as everything disintegrated.” 
—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

All we’ve got are metaphors, and they’re never exactly right. You can never just Say. The. Thing.

—Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

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“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

slaughterhouse90210:

“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”
—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

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