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All things do not pass. Sometimes, that which does not kill you sits heavy over you until all of the things that did not kill you turn into a single counterforce that might.
Augusten Burroughs
“I, myself, am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
Augusten Burroughs

Michael Cunningham
“Perhaps, in the extravagance of youth, we give away our devotions easily and all but arbitrarily, on the mistaken assumption that we’ll always have more to give.”
Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

Joan Didion
“Time is the school in which we learn”
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Amy Hempel
“It is possible to imagine a person so entirely that the image resists attempts to dislodge it.”
Amy Hempel, The Collected Stories

Sarah Vowell
“But truth be told, I'm not as dour-looking as I would like. I'm stuck with this round, sweetie-pie face, tiny heart-shaped lips, the daintiest dimples, and apple cheeks so rosy I appear in a perpetual blush. At five foot four, I barely squeak by average height. And then there's my voice: straight out of second grade. I come across so young and innocent and harmless that I have been carded for buying maple syrup. Tourists feel more safe approaching me for directions, telemarketers always ask if my mother is home, and waitresses always, always call me 'Hon.”
Sarah Vowell, Take the Cannoli

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