There is such a thing as too much beauty in a woman and it is often a burden as crippling as homeliness and far more dangerous. It takes much luck and integrity to survive the gift of perfect beauty, and its impermanence is its most cunning betrayal.
("The Prince of Tides")
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This place means a lot to me. But make no mistake, I am a basketball coach. And I would not come back if I wasn't absolutely convinced that we can win.
I thought I'd stumbled onto Pluto. What I did not realize, I had stumbled into the great lie. They were separate but there was no equality whatsoever.
We set down feasts for each other and treated our love with tongues of fire. Our bodies were fields of wonder to us.
Fantasy is one of the soul's brighter porcelains.
You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.
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