You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.
I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.
Politicians from those communities each think that they can win.
Shame about how weâ€™re gonna die here, though. I mean, seriously. An Arab and a half-Jew enter a store in Tennessee. Itâ€™s the beginning of a joke, and the punch line is â€œsodomyâ€™â€™.
I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it's all the small pieces of paper and someone's turned on the fan. But, talking to you makes me feel like the fan's been turned off for a little bit. Like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much
I spy with my little eye a great story.
But monotony doesn't make for painlessness.
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.
Boys are much more likely to objectify girls bodies, while boys are seen by girls as whole people.
All salvation is temporary
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.
If we'd put them in a vase in the living room, they would have been everyone's flowers. I wanted them to be my flowers.
I don't see any point in nihilism...just as I suppose the nihilist sees no point in everything else.
The Degree to which I am blessed staggers me... the degree to which I take that for granted shames me. -Streetwalking with Jesus
He missed that, too, and it hadn't even happened.
The investment in rare coins has captured the public's imagination. People feel in their gut that it's a bad idea. That's devastating for a governor who's never been flashy but had the Taft reputation for integrity and good judgment.
...whatever you're worried about, you're bigger than the worries.
I change my keyboard between every book. I usually shop around. I'm very passionate about the physical feel of pressing the keys. It's got to have the right springiness. I tend to find the built-in keys very unsatisfying, the keys are low-profile and don't really do anything - I want it to feel like
That's why people grow weary of listening to Dumpees obsess over their troubles: getting dumped is predictable, repetitive, and boring. They want to stay friends; they feel smothered; it's always them and it's never you; and afterward, you're devastated and their relieved; it's over for them and jus
standing in line is a form of oppression
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.
Walt Whitman is HOT! I mean, that guy could sound his barbaric yawps over the roofs of my world any time.
I didn't want to look at them, so I looked away, and to look away was to look at Augustus.
I want more numbers than Iâ€™m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldnâ€™t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and Iâ€™m grateful.
And imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
This is what happens: somebodyâ€”girl usuallyâ€”got a free spirit, doesn't get on too good with her parents. These kids, they're like tied-down helium balloons. They strain against the string and strain against it, and then something happens, and that string gets cut, and they just float away. And m
The fourth way to get a boy to like you is to be yourself. Now, I am contractually obligated as an adult to give that advice, even though it doesn't work. But yeah, be yourself, even though no one has any idea what it means to be yourself. Like whose self would I otherwise be being?
Sawyer lost despite being the stronger candidate in terms of experience.
I'm a good person but a shitty writer. You're a shitty person but a good writer. We'd make a good team.
This situation does cast a bit of a cloud over that legacy, but I think it's important not to overstate it. Certainly, he gets high marks for how he's handled the situation. He could have fought it every step of the way.