The clock gulps softly, eating seconds whole while she waits – Pigs In Heaven
People’s lives and all other enterprises, like life insurance, can last long enough to cancel them out – Pigs In Heaven
A million things you can’t have will fit into a human hand – Pigs In Heaven
Some people say religion is finding yourself. Some people say it’s losing yourself in a crowd – Pigs In Heaven
I’d rather feel something for real than pretend it’s not what it is. – Please Ignore Vera Dietz
True love includes an equal part of good and bad, but true sticks around and doesn’t run off to Vegas with a podiatrist. – Please Ignore Vera Dietz
I’m sorry, but I don’t get it. If we’re supposed to ignore everything that’s wrong in our lives, then I can’t see how we’ll ever make things right. – Please Ignore Vera Dietz
DAD: Why didn’t you say this when it happened?
ME: It’s complicated.
Don’t they know that regret begets regret begets regret?
DR. B: Vera, you need to answer the question.
ME: Because I loved Charlie too much.
DAD: Loved him?
DR. B: Is that all?
ME: Because I hated Charlie too much. – Please Ignore Vera Dietz
You don’t share me. You own me- Where She Went
I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand. -Where She Went
It would’ve been easier to die. It’s not that I want to be dead now. I don’t. I have a lot in my life that I get satisfaction from, that I love. But some days, especially in the beginning, it was so hard. And I couldn’t help but think that it would’ve been so much simpler to go with the rest of them. But you—you asked me to stay. You begged me to stay. You stood over me and you made a promise to me, as sacred as any vow. -Where She Went
I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you. -Where She Went
Hate me. Devastate me. Annihilate me. Re-create me. Re-create me. Won’t you, won’t you won’t you re-create me. -Where She Went
“Well, what’s in your Amazonian hope chest?” -Dash and Lily’s book of Dares
We are reading the story of our lives
As though we were in it,
As though we had written it. -Dash and Lily’s book of Dares
The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that. -Dash and Lily’s book of Dares
It’s disturbing how fast weeds take root in my garden of worthiness. They’re so hard to pull and grow back so easily. -The Running Dream
And I feel like the Queen of Water. I feel like water that transforms from a flowing river to a tranquil lake to a powerful waterfall to a freshwater spring to a meandering creek to a salty sea to raindrops gentle on your face to hard, stinging hail to frost on a mountaintop, and back to a river again. -Wendelin Van Draanen
Anger is fire that can burn you up, the way it made my father hurt his family. Or it can shine like the sun and provide energy for photosynthesis. I will use my fire as fuel to live the life I want to lead. Whether I’m a longa or mestiza or whatever, Antonio was right, I have a blazing sun inside me and I will use it. -The Queen of Water
Quotes from Bossypants:
If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?
To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.
Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of.
My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.
You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.
Some people say “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.
It’s a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it’s my lot in life.
It’s like being a little kid again, parading around in a nightgown tucked into your underpants, believing it looks terrific.
Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.
All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.