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You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain

Look, let’s give it up. Let’s just lay around and make love and take walks and talk a little. Let’s drive down and look at the ocean. It’s only 45 minutes. Let’s play games in the arcades. Let’s go to the races, the Art Museum, the boxing matches. Let’s have friends. Let’s laugh. This kind of life like everybody else’s kind of life: it’s killing us. -Charles Bukowski, Post Office

If you lie to your husband – even about something so banal as how much you drink – each lie is a brick in a wall going up between you, and when he tells you he loves you, it’s deflected away. -Mary Karr

Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild… -Mary Karr

What hurts so bad about youth isn’t the actual butt whippings the world delivers. It’s the stupid hopes playacting like certainties. -Mary Karr

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. -Mary Karr

You must learn her. You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to. You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept. And, this is how you keep her. -Junot Diaz

You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good. -Junot Diaz

And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end. -Junot Diaz

You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead. -Junot Diaz

You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of will power: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it. -Junot Diaz

The half-life of love is forever. -Junot Diaz

That’s life for you. All the happiness you gather to yourself, it will sweep away like it’s nothing. If you ask me I don’t think there are any such things as curses. I think there is only life. That’s enough. -Junot Diaz

She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you’ll know loss the rest of your life. -Junot Diaz

But the point isn’t that I want to know everything about you. It’s that I don’t want anything about you withheld. -Jonathan Safran Foer

Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true – that aren’t really how we feel – but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about. -Jay Asher

I used to say I’d know you anywhere, but it’s getting harder. -Margaret Atwood

High school isn’t a very important place. When you’re going you think it’s a big deal, but when it’s over nobody really thinks it was great unless they’re beered up. -Stephen King

Some people don’t know how to fall in love, like not knowing how to swim. They panic first when they jump in. Then they figure it out. -Sarah Addison Allen



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