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Gloria Steinem
“It's the surprise, the unexpected, the out of control. It turns out that laughter is the only free emotion--the only one that can't be compelled. We can be made to fear. We can even be made to believe that we're in love because, if we're kept dependent and isolated for long enough, we bond in order to survive. But laughter explodes like aha! It comes when the punch line changes everything that has gone before, when two opposites collide and make a third, when we suddenly see a new reality. Einstein said he had to be very careful while shaving, because when he had an idea he laughed -- and he cut himself. Laughter is an orgasm of the mind.”
Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

Holly Goldberg Sloan
“I somehow make it through the first month. I dress and brush my teeth when they tell me to. And I experience the hollow feeling of complete loss, which is emptiness.”
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Counting by 7s
tags: grief

“Well, also ask yourself this: do you know what Steve Miller looks like? No, you don’t. Nobody does. He could be standing right next to you on the subway platform, playing “Jungle Love” on a custom Stratocaster with his name inlaid on the fretboard in mother-of-pearl, and you still wouldn’t know who he is. Because as far as you or anybody else knows, Steve Miller is a big blue space-horse with a mane made out of orange space-flames.”
It Books, How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

Holly Goldberg Sloan
“I force myself to think of anything but the one thing that I'm actually always thinking about. And that is so exhausting that I sleep more than I ever have.”
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Counting by 7s
tags: grief

Robert Lautner
“I, to this day, hold to only one truth: if a man chooses to carry a gun he will get shot. My father agreed to carry twelve.”
Robert Lautner, Road to Reckoning

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