“are you happy, or are you not sad?”
“everyone’s asking if i’m feeling okay. the truth is i’m always feeling this way. i’m just having a hard time disguising it today.”
“LOTION have you ever received a gift that was placed inside of a box that was recycled from another, much more intriguing present? like, you pull back the pretty paper and you see iPad packaging, but then you open the lid, and inside is a lotion set? i meet a lot of people like that. exciting outside, disappointing inside. don’t be lotion.”
“PUNISHMENT if you plan on giving someone the silent treatment, make sure they give a fuck about what you have to say”
“LOVE i saw a very old man buying pads for a woman today. that’s the kind of love i want. old man buying feminine hygiene products kind of love.”
“the thing about a smile is it can make somebody’s day.”
“QUOTES “i’m not gonna lie.” —someone who’s about to lie “i hate drama.” —a very dramatic person “i don’t care what people think.” —an insecure individual “i’m not like other girls.” —a particularly predictable girl “i would like a snack.” —me”
“is it “never give up on the one you love” or “if you love them, let them go” ’cause these quotes are getting confusing and, honestly, i just gotta know.”
“I don't fear death.
I fear the end of all my thoughts and dreams
That will disappear into nothingness when I die.”
“Cuanto más inteligente sea una mujer menos tardará en establecer un compromiso con la naturaleza del hombre -Conde de Saint Germain”
“Indeed, grief is not the clear melancholy the young believe it. It is like a siege in a tropical city. The skin dries and the throat parches as though one were living in the heat of the desert; water and wine taste warm in the mouth, and food is of the substance of the sand; one snarls at one's company; thoughts prick one through sleep like mosquitoes.”
“people don't generally believe themselves to be evil. Just strong. And they think that the world owes them something”
“Things became duplicated in Tlön; they also tend to become effaced and lose their details when they are forgotten. A classic example is the doorway which survived so long as it was visited by a beggar and disappeared at his death. At times some birds, a horse, have saved the ruins of an amphitheater.”
“The ranks of the Marines were now diluted with reservists, at least 50 percent. Few of them were mentally prepared to fight, or physically hardened to war. Inch’on, luckily, had been easy. But now, on the frozen hills above Yudam-ni, the Marines, regular and reservist alike, faced reality. Because their officers were tough-minded, because their discipline was tight, and because their esprit—that indefinable emotion of a fighting man for his standard, his regiment, and the men around him, was unbroken—weak and strong alike, they would face it well.”
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