He was assaulting the world by assaulting himself.
I've been choking to death for years. By now this should be easy.
The lucky ones are just born dead.
When you're an addict, you can go without feeling anything except drunk or stoned or hungry. Still, when you compare this to other feelings, to sadness, anger, fear, worry, despair, and depression, well, an addiction no longer looks so bad. It looks like a very viable option.
Burn the Louvre, and wipe your ass with the Mona Lisa. This way at least, God would know our names.
How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?
I'm a toxic waste byproduct of God's creation.
On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero.
The things you used to own, now they own you.
Which is worse: Hell or nothing?
Could you hold the chainsaw a bit closer to your mouth, please?
It's the Marilyn Monroe school of medicine where enough of any drug will cure any disease.
The murderer the victim the witness each of us thinks our role is the lead.
You're safe because you're so trapped inside your culture. Anything you can conceive of is fine because you can conceive of it.
Kids grow up connected to nothing these days, plugged in and living lives boosted to them from other people.
Because tanning and steroids are only a problem if you plan to live a long time.
These flowers will be rotten in a couple hours. Birds will crap on them. The smoke here will make them stink, and tomorrow a bulldozer will probably run over them, but for right now they are so beautiful.
Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.
I am not loved. I am not a beautiful soul. I am not a good-natured, giving person. I am not anybody's savior.
Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do?
The only person we'll hate more than each other is ourselves.
When you're thinking about the rest of your life, you're never really thinking more than a couple years down the road.
Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete.
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. I am Jack's Broken Heart.
In the world I see you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rock feller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying stripes of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighways.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
There are a lot of things we don't want to know about the people we love.
With insomnia, you're never really awake; but you're never really asleep.
Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
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.
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