But there's so much to do: cigarettes to smoke, sex to have, swings to swing on.
Sometimes the way you think about someone isn't the way they actually are.
You shall love your neighbour With your crooked heart, It says so much about love and brokenness -- it's perfect.
Before any of it could make sense, it had to be heard.
The nature of the love between a parent and child really is literally stronger than death. As long as either person in that relationship is alive, that relationship is still alive.
My parents always liked it when I cursed in front of them. I could see the pleasure of it in their faces. It signified that I trusted them, that I was myself in front of them.
Of course I tensed up when he touched me. To be with him was to hurt him-inevitably. And that's what I'd felt as he reached for me: I'd felt as though I were committing an act of violence against him, because I was.
Okay is BURSTING with sensuality
standing in line is a form of oppression
My heart is really pounding," I said. "That's how you know you're having fun," Margo said.
A desert blessing, an ocean curse.
I have a great affection for people who are intellectually engaged with the world, and who don't treat everything superficially. And I think, when people talk about nerdiness, what they're really talking about is smart people who who are trying to think hard about the world. And I don't think that's
I wouldn't have cared if my girlfriend was a Jaguar-driving Cyclops with a beard - I'd have been grateful just to have someone to make out with.
But I believe in true love, you know? I don't believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.
Donâ€™t make stuff because you want to make money - it will never make you enough money. And donâ€™t make stuff because you want to get famous - because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people - and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like t
Like many people, I feel like celebrating. Remember this feeling. It is human, and can help us understand when others express bloodlust.
Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy . . . well.
You couldn't be more wrong," I said. "You are buying into the cross-stitched sentiments of your parents' throw pillows. You're arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that's a lie, and you know it." "You're a hard person to comfort," Augustus said
I don't see any point in nihilism...just as I suppose the nihilist sees no point in everything else.
You used," he said, and then took a sharp breath, "to call me Augustus.
But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about.
So I let her go, too. And I'm sorry.
When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back..
Patients are almost always preceded by their parents, because no matter how fast an ambulance can drive, terrified parents can drive faster.
I really like umbrellas. It's like, I have a roof! I carry it with me! Umbrellas always amuse me.
Don't make fun of her," the Duke said. "She needs gentle encouragement. Carla, baby, we love you. You are such a good car. And we believe in you one hundred percent." ... "Don't listen to him, Carla. You're gonna do this." ... "I love you, Carla. You know that, don't you? I wake up every morning and
Ultimately what I like about reading together is that we all make it happen together. Of course even amid shared experience weâ€™re still aloneâ€¦ each reading of each book is unique. But what a comfort it is to share readings and experiences. How lucky we are when we get to be alone together.
We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.
The basic idea that God is in charge and he expects people to behave and he isn't happy when they don't - that's a very common idea.
We left. We did not say: Don't drive, You're drunk. We did not say: We aren't letting you in that car when you are upset. We did not say: We insist on going with you. We did not say: This can wait until tomorrow. Anything-everything-can wait.