Friday, August 15, 2008

I would have done it sober.

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught, just by simply standing still.

Note to self: Just breathe.

"Life sometimes gets so bogged down in the details, you forget you are living it. There is always another appointment to be met, another bill to pay, another symptom presenting, another uneventful day to be notched onto the wooden wall. We have synchronized our watches, studied our calendars, existed in minutes, and completely forgotten to step back and see what we've accomplished."
--Jodi Picoult, 'My Sister's Keeper'

"The only way someone can leave you is if you let them. And I'm not doing that. It may look like that today, or tomorrow, or even a month from now, but one day you're going to wake up and see that this whole time you've been gone, you've only been headed back to where you started. And I'll be there, waiting. It's not like I'm letting you go. I'm just trusting you enough to come back."
--Jodi Picoult, 'Vanishing Acts'

"It's raining. The kind of rain that comes down so heavy it sounds like the shower's running, even when you've turned it off. The kind of rain that makes you think of dams and flash floods, arks. The kind of rain that tells you to crawl back into bed, where the sheets havent lost your body heat, to pretend that the clock is five minutes earlier than it really is. Ask any kid who's made it past fourth grade and they can tell you: water never stops moving. Rain falls, and runs down a mountain into a river. The river finds it way to the ocean. It evaporates, like a soul, into the clouds. And then, like everything else, it starts all over again."
--Jodi Picoult, 'My Sister's Keeper'

After all, it’s all kinds of things that make up life, right? The big, like falling in love and spending time with your family. Or the little, like blow-drying your hair, applying concealer, and cursing those magazine inserts. It all counts. It has to.

Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with.

I’ve always liked the time before dawn, because there’s no one around to remind me who I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier to remember who I am.

Where do they go, all the things we think and feel but don’t say?

"Once upon a time, in a galaxy not entirely unlike our own, there was a girl. There was nothing extraordinary about this girl. She was by her own estimation a relatively simple sort, yet she was cursed. For as long as she could remember, boys had been something of a disaster. Boys either fell too hard, too fast, or not at all. She had long since given up on the notion of a functional relationship, which is why, she was surprised to find herself in the company of a boy who made her feel as if the curse had been lifted."
--'Dawson's Creek'

"That was when I gave up. Because it was beyond stupid to think that I had picked exactly the right place and time and I was going to simply walk into my soul mate just because I was so desperate to."
--Stephenie Meyer, 'Breaking Dawn'

"What do I look like? The wizard of Oz? You need a brain? You need a heart? Go ahead. Take mine. Take everything I have."
--Stephenie Meyer, 'Breaking Dawn'

Big: What would you come back as?
Carrie: Someone who knows better.

A DEEP BREATH & BABY STEPS, that's how the whole thing starts

Fiction is the only way you're dealing; you turn your pretty head if it gets real.

I just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional... but you can't have everything.

"When you understand," Brandy says, "that what you're telling is just a story. It isn't happening anymore. When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can just crumple it up and throw your past in the trashcan," Brandy says, "Then we'll figure out who you're going to be."
--Chuck Palahniuk, 'Invisible Monsters'

She had always known everything worth knowing. Now she knew better.

Act like a retard, laugh like it's infamous, dance endlessly and i promise you--you're living the life you've always wanted to live, just never had.

Life didn't promise to be wonderful.

"Just because you didn't speak the facts out loud didn't erase their existance. Silence was just a quieter way to lie."
--Jodi Picoult, 'The Tenth Circle'

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure.

When your life is sucking, you get drunk and sleep with inappropriate men. It’s your thing. And I think it’s charming.

When I see you, the world stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. That and nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The world stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you. Just you, and my eyes staring at you. When you’re gone, the world starts again and I don’t like it as much. I can live in it, but I don’t like it. I just walk around in it and wait to see you again and wait for it to stop again. I love it when it stops. It’s the best fucking thing I’ve ever known or ever felt, the best thing, and that, Beautiful Girl, is why I stare at you.

Sometimes I think people don’t understand how lonely it is to be a kid, like you don’t matter. So I’m eight, and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl who I call Clementine, and I keep yelling at her, “You can’t be ugly! Be pretty!” It’s weird, like, if I can transform her, I would magically change, too.

But Mariella just crossed her arms as she walked up the stairs, and she went into her bedroom, and she sat on her bed, and she looked in the mirror, and she thought to herself, "If I wanna play, I can play with me. If I wanna think, I’ll think in my head."

I’m selfish enough to want to get better, but I’m backwards enough not to take any steps to get there. When you realize it’s a pattern and not a phase, it’s what you’ve become, and it’s what you will stay... that’s the ballgame.

Be loved but never love. Attach but never combine. Trip but never fall. To be broken is better than shattered. Tell them of your strength but never of your past. Be trustworthy but never trust. Be cracked but never open.

I would have done it sober.

The truth: rock bottom is endless.

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