Your books can do SO MANY THINGS.
“I don’t have any problem understanding why people flunk out of college or quit their jobs or cheat on each other or break the law or spray-paint walls. A little bit outside of things is where some people feel each other. We do it to replace the frame of family. We do it to erase and remake our origins in their own images. To say, I too was here.”
“This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail.”
“I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.”
Later on I’ll find a note I wrote to myself – 02.16.2011 2:31 a.m. – There are many ways to drown.
It’s not just all in their head and they can’t just “get over” anxiety.
I’ve never done hard drugs but if there was anything I was addicted to, it was the heady sublime high you can only get from looking at someone else and thinking that person is the most amazing person you’re ever going to meet.
I followed the church of Lana Del Rey from the Midwest to NYC.
“The future of our planet is being destroyed by this industry.”
“Your hair dangling down, wild, you there, the wild bird of you the wild thing of you, hot, lewd, miraculous….”