It's just that I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.
("The Perks of Being a Wallflower")
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She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.
I can't think again. Not ever again. I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that.
Everyone is special in their own way.
Maybe these are my glory days, and I'm not even realizing it because they don't involve a ball.
The outside lights were on, and it was snowing, and it looked like magic. Like we were somewhere else. Like we were someplace better.
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It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.