The Infamous Middle Finger
22 August +0
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“but then now I find myself deciding to remember him as a good person with whom I had some good times until we, both of us, got ourselves into an ineradicably bad situation. “And the moral of the story is that you don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.”
“Nothing it’s just, like— I was thinking that your realization is like if a heroin addict suddenly said, ‘You know, maybe instead of always doing more heroin, I should, like, not do heroin.’”
“I don’t think you can ever fill the empty space with the thing you lost. I don’t think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing. Like him. That’s what I realized: if I did get him back somehow, he wouldn’t fill the hole that losing him created.”
““Schadenfreude,” Finding pleasure in others’ pain.”
“But the pleasure isn’t owning the person. The pleasure is this. Having another contender in the room with you.”
— Philip Roth, The Human Stain
“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep, and that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare. When you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”
— you did this to me.  (via younganchors)
“no. it’s not that. it’s … i don’t want you to ever be a cheater. not on people. sometimes it’s okay to cheat on things – but don’t ever cheat on people. because once you start, it’s very hard to stop. you find out how easy it is to do.”
“I feel that crying is almost— like, aside from deaths of relatives or whatever— totally avoidable if you follow two very simple rules: 1. Don’t care too much. 2. Shut up.”
“if you don’t say the honest thing, it never becomes true.”