"Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy.” I’d like to show how “intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members” connects with “the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age.” I’d like to have a word for “the sadness inspired by failing restaurants” as well as for “the excitement of getting a room with a minibar.” I’ve never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I’ve entered my story, I need them more than ever."
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (via closedforprayer
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"I am looking for someone to share
in an adventure that I am arranging,
and it is very difficult to find anyone."
J. R. R. Tolkien (via closedforprayer
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"You sometimes think you want to disappear,
but all you really want is to be found."
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"I find that most people worth knowing are fucked up in some way or another."
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"Maybe one morning I’ll wake up and step outside of myself to look back at the old me lying dead among the sheets."
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger
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"But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning."
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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could this day get any worse