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  • #1
    Peter Cameron
    “She had all the best things wrong with her—incest, insanity, drug addiction, bulimia, alopecia: you name it. All the perfect stuff for a memoir. She’s so lucky.”
    Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

  • #2
    Peter Cameron
    Just ignore him and he’ll go away, my mother used to say to Gillian when we were young and I bugged her. Just ignore him. All he wants is attention. In retrospect there seems to be something almost cruel about that—to simultaneously acknowledge and refuse someone’s desire for attention—especially a child’s. All he wants is attention, as if it’s bad to want attention, like wanting money or power or fame.”
    Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

  • #3
    Peter Cameron
    “I felt this awful obligation to be charming or at least have something to say, and the pressure of having to be charming (or merely verbal) incapacitates me.”
    Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

  • #4
    Peter Cameron
    “What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? I think that's what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by. How do you know...I felt that by walking away I was abandoning [them], that I spent my entire life, day after day, abandoning people.”
    Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

  • #5
    J.D. Salinger
    “I think, even, if I ever die, and they stick me in a cemetery, and I have a tombstone and all, it'll say 'Holden Caulfield' on it, and then what year I was born and what year I died, and then right under that it'll say 'Fuck you.' I'm positive, in fact.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #6
    Ernest Hemingway
    “After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #7
    Ernest Hemingway
    “They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #8
    Suzanne Collins
    “You have a... remarkable memory."
    "I remember everything about you. You're the one who wasn't paying attention.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #9
    David Levithan
    “I am proud that I defy your categories. I am proud that I don't fit easily into any box. I am proud of all the things I am and all the things i can be. Question yourself every time you think you only see one thing in me.”
    David Levithan, Wide Awake

  • #10
    David Levithan
    “I want my own books to have their own shelves," you said, and that's how I knew it would be okay to live together.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #11
    E.E. Cummings
    “You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #12
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you only because it's you the one I love;
    I hate you deeply, and hating you
    Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
    Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #13
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson



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