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Created on 2017-04-04 00:05:15 (#2824746), last updated 2017-09-18 (6 days ago)

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'Cause it's a free-for-all, free-for-all, free-for-all, it's a free-for-all, you and me,

I'll walk through the world with your name on my tongue, and your picture etched on my screen..

"I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness." - Practical Magic

"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too." - Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

"Maybe you think I haven't been too impressive so far, and perhaps you're right. I could defend myself, say it isn't easy, reacting all the time, running all the time, but I won't, because that's not the point. The point is too deep, too personal, and too small to explain. The point is not for spectators. Nothing that's important, really important, looks impressive, because it only means something to the person that does it. Staying alive, for example, not dying: it looks so easy, but sometimes it's almost too difficult to be borne." - Michael Marshall Smith, Only Forward

"They could never say good night or good morning without laughing at the incongruity of it, the dissonance... Out of sight, not out of mind, Sile told herself at solitary moments. This was like prayer, she supposed: talking in your head, keeping faith with the invisible." - Emma Donnoghue, Landing

"And I," declared the Saw-Horse, filling an awkward pause, "am only remarkable because I can't help it." - Frank L. Baum, The Land of Oz

"There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laugher, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always - do not forget this, Winston - always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever." - George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." - JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

"Adults have forgotten the feel of a teenager’s love. For you a teenager will walk through glass doors, stay awake three days in a row, be an angel standing under your window in the rain. So what that we don’t know how to order from the butcher or apply foundation or insert a diaphragm? Show us." - Jane Summer, The Silk Road

"I wanted to warn her, to tell her that my love was all fury and sharp edges. I made a sport of killing the women I loved and I did it with a guile and a softness that had all the markings of a true vocation." - Pat Conroy, Beach Music

"I knew that if I told anyone how I felt, I would slip right off the edge of the earth." - Karin Cook, What Girls Learn

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt." - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter House 5

"The hills were a green as innocent as crayons." - Blanche McCrary Boyd, Terminal Velocity

"Of all the rash and midnight promises made in the name of love none, Boone now knew, was more certain to be broken than: 'I'll never leave you'." - Clive Barker, Cabal

"If I have a motto in life it is this: Always dance with the lady in the purple cape." - Lea DeLaria, Lea's Book of Rules for the World

"As the years passed, I met a woman I lived happily with for a long time. I'll never leave you, I kept telling her. Now I know when I say forever I mean about five years. Our breakup was extremely painful, but I was not suicidal. After all, I wrote to a former professor, how many names can you cry in the night?" - Blanche McCrary Boyd, The Redneck Way of Knowledge

"..and somewhere a tire exploded and somewhere a firecracker loudly spent itself and a lover whispered again and a child squalled and the voice rose and rose and for a short time Jack was unaware that he could not see; but then he could again)" - Stephen King, The Talisman

"When did love begin? What human being looked at another and saw in their face the forests and the sea? Was there a day, exhausted and weary, dragging home food, arms cut and scarred, that you saw yellow flowers and, not knowing what you did, picked them because I love you?" - Jeanette Winterson, Lighthousekeeping

"And then came one of those moments. I remember living through one when I was eighteen and spending the afternoon in bed with my first wife, before we were married. Our naked bodies started glowing, and the air turned such a strange color I thought my life must be leaving me, and with every young fiber and cell I wanted to hold on to it for another breath. A clattering sound was tearing up my head as I staggered upright and opened the door on a vision I will never see again: Where are my women now, with their sweet wet words and ways, and the miraculous balls of hail popping in a green translucence in the yards?" - Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son

"There are threads that help you find your way back, and there are threads that intend to bring you back. Mind turns to the pull, it's hard to pull away. I'm always thinking of going back... Going back after a long time will make you mad, because the people you left behind do not like to think of you changed, will treat you as they always did, accuse you of being indifferent, when you are only different." - Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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