It's just the biggest mistake I could think to make
Your being born makes your parents God. You owe them your life, and they can control you. Then puberty makes you Satan, just because you want something better.
All these thousands of miles later, all these different people I've been, and it's still the same story. Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying? How is it you can keep mutating and still be the same deadly virus?
She named me Daisy St. Patience and never wanted to know what name I walked in the door with.
Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly.
We've been speaking English as a second language so long that we've forgotten it as our first.
It's the Marilyn Monroe school of medicine where enough of any drug will cure any disease.
You're safe because you're so trapped inside your culture. Anything you can conceive of is fine because you can conceive of it.
And if you can find any way out of our culture, then that's a trap too. Just wanting to get out of the trap reinforces the trap.
So maybe I'll spend some years in prison, but you'll have a big head start on me in hell!
Hysteria is impossible without an audience.
What's burning down is a re-creation of a period revival house patterned after a copy of a copy of a copy of a mock Tudor big manor house. It's a hundred generations removed from anything original, but the truth is aren't we all?
Jump to the day we'll all be dead and none of this will matter. Jump to the day another house will stand here and the people living there won't know we ever happened.
At this rate, we'll never get to the future.
Tell the world what scares you most. Save the world with some advice from the future.
I am an invisible monster, and I am incapable of loving anybody. You don't know which is worse.
When nobody will look at you, you can stare a hole in them. Picking out all the little details you'd never stare long enough to get if they'd even just return your gaze, this, this is your revenge.
Jump way back to one time, Evie and me did this fashion shoot in a junk yard, in a slaughterhouse, in a mortuary. We'd go anywhere to look good by comparison, and what I realize is mostly what I hate about Evie is the fact that she's so vain and stupid and needy. But what I hate most is how she's just like me. What I really hate is me so I hate pretty much everybody.
Be famous. Be a big social experiment in getting what you don't want. Find value in what we've been taught is worthless. Find good in what the world says is evil. I'm giving you my life because I want the whole world to know you. I wish the whole world would embrace what it hates. Find what you're afraid of most and go live there.
The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don't be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.
I hate how I don't feel real enough unless people are watching.
When you understand 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 crumble it up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we'll figure out who you're going to be.
Make me into anything, but just love me.
Besides, it happens fast for some people and slow for some, accidents or gravity, but we all end up mutilated. Most women know this feeling of being more and more invisible everyday.
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.
I still love him so much I'll hide any amount of conjugated estrogen in his food. So much I'll do anything to destroy him.
Years of living in the hope that what you'll get will be better than what you have. Years of looking and feeling worse in the hope that you might look better.
Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.
Brandy is so attractive you could chop her head off and put it on blue velvet in the window at Tiffany's and somebody would buy it for a million dollars.
The most boring thing in the entire world is nudity. The second most boring thing is honesty.
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