Life works best when we think of people as people.
From the front Rdar announces, "Don't you go talking bad about GoFast bars. Do you want me to stop this car?" "Whenever I eat a GoFast bar," Ben says, "I'm always like, 'So this is what blood tastes like to mosquitoes.
Tobin," Mom said disapprovingly. She wasn't a particularly funny person. It suited her professionally - I mean, you don't want your cancer surgeon to walk into the examination room and be like, "Guy walks into a bar. Bartender says, 'What'll ya have?' And the guy says, 'Whaddya got?' And the bartend
We all matter - maybe less then a lot but always more than none.
Have you really read all those books in your room?â€ Alaska laughing- â€œOh God no. Iâ€™ve maybe read a third of â€˜em. But Iâ€™m going to read them all. I call it my Lifeâ€™s Library. Every summer since I was little, Iâ€™ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I
I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can't due to deadness.
I will play out the string. I will not betray your trust. I will find you.
Omnis cellula e cellula," he said again. "All cells come from cells. Every cell is born of a previous cell, which was born of a previous cell. Life comes from life. Life begets life begets life begets life begets life.
Writing, or at least good writing, is an outgrowth of that urge to use language to communicate complex ideas and experiences between people. And that's true whether you're reading Shakespeare or bad vampire fiction-reading is always an act of empathy. It's always an imagining of what it's like to be
The human tongue is like wasabi: it's very powerful, and should be used sparingly.
The Colonel explained to me that 1. this was Alaska's room, and that 2. she had a single room because the girl who was supposed to be her roommate got kicked out at the end of last year, and that 3. Alaska had cigarettes, although the Colonel neglected to ask whether 4. I smoked, which 5. I didn't.
dating you would be like a series of unnecessary root canals interspersed with occasional makeout sessions.
it was not enough to be the last guy she kissed. i wanted to be the last one she loved.
I think inspiration is always around; it's just a question of whether or not you're noticing it.
Colder by the hour, more dead with every breath.
Let me just acknowlege that the function of grammar is to make language as efficent and clear and transparent as possible. But if weâ€™re all constantly correcting each otherâ€™s grammar and being really snotty about it, then people stop talking because they start to be petrified that theyâ€™re goin
...And in freedom, most people find sin.
Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is used to cut diamonds.
No reason to be angry. Anger just distracts from the all-encompassing sadness.
You get all these friends just when you donâ€™t need friends anymore.
There are times when you just have to let it all out. All the anger, all the pain.
I thought of the one thing about home that I missed, my dad's study with its built-in, floor-to-ceiling shelves sagging with thick biographies and the black leather chair that kept me just uncomfortable enough to keep from feeling sleepy as I read.
All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm.
And he was feeling not-unique in the very best possible way.
According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.
For many years, the Taft name in Ohio has been greatly respected. The Tafts were men of sober and conservative temperament. They were somewhat seen as stodgy, but they were men of principle and integrity.
Why are breakfast food breakfast foods?" I asked them. "Like, why don't we have curry for breakfast?" "Hazel, eat." "But why?" I asked. "I mean seriously: How did scrambled eggs get stuck with breakfast exclusivity? You can put bacon on a sandwich without anyone freaking out. But the moment your san
Teenagers think they are invincible
But what could I lose by continuing that had not already been lost?
Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone's about to die.