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My Heart and Other Black Holes My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
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“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”
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“You're like a grey sky. You're beautiful, even though you don't want to be.”
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“I will be stronger than my sadness.”
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“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.”
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“Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in.”
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“I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.
I don't want it to win.”
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“I once read in my physics book that the universe begs to be observed, that energy travels and transfers when people pay attention. Maybe that's what love really boils down to--having someone who cares enough to pay attention so that you're encouraged to travel and transfer, to make your potential energy spark into kinetic energy.”
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“It’s funny how once you like someone, even the unattractive things they do somehow become endearing.”
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“It's like your sadness is so deep and overwhelming that you're worried it will drown everyone else in your life if you let them too close to it.”
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“He was fucking sad. That's it. That's the point. He knows life is never going to get any different for him. That there's no fixing him. It's always going to be the same monotonous depressing bullshit. Boring, sad, boring, sad. He just wants it to be over.”
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“I wish I could draw you how I see you. I'd draw a boy with the most magnetic smile, and the kindest hands, and eyes that are gloomy, but can sometimes be bright. I'd draw a boy who deserves to see the ocean.”
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“Life can seem awful and unfixable until the universe shifts a little and the observation point is altered, and then suddenly, everything seems more bearable.”
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“..because never in my life have I ever been picked when there was another alternative.”
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“You know, Zellie, there are enough broken things in the world. You shouldn't go around breaking things just for the fun of it.”
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“Maybe the sadness comes just before the insanity”
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“I like other people's words. They fill me up.”
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“Something inside me clicks. It's like I've spent my whole life fiddling with a complicated combination only to discover I was toying with the wrong lock.”
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“And this time, I can feel my hand. I can feel everything. And I want to keep feeling everything. Even the painful, awful, terrible things. Because feeling things is what lets us know that we’re alive.
And I want to be alive.”
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“He’s no longer the person I want to die with; he’s the person I want to be alive with.”
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“I don't like songs about wanting things. I like songs about letting go, saying goodbye.”
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“I’m not asking you to live for me. Even though that would be nice because I’m in love with you. And yeah, yeah, you can tell me I’m misusing that word, but I don’t care. That’s how I feel. But this isn’t even about me, or how I feel about you. I want you to live for you because I know there’s so much more waiting for you. There’s so much more for you to discover and experience. And you deserve it, you might not think you do, but you do. I’m here to tell you that you deserve it. And I know I sound cheesy as hell. Believe me, six weeks ago, I would’ve slapped myself for saying shit like this, but knowing you... Knowing you has helped me see things differently. See myself differently. And all I want is for you to see yourself the way that I do.”
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“I spend a lot of time wondering what dying feels like. What dying sounds like. If I’ll burst like those notes, let out my last cries of pain, and then go silent forever. Or maybe I’ll turn into a shadowy static that’s barely there, if you just listen hard enough.”
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“I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out.”
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“I wish gravity would go away and just let us all be a big mess.”
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“He knows what he'll find if he digs deeper. there's no rush to unpack my insides. he understands there is nothing special about emptiness, nothing interesting about depression.”
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“I think he's looking for comfort, but I don't have any to give.”
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“What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice in my head.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood. If I know anything about it, this is what I know: It’s impossible to escape.”
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“I don't know how to describe it, but the more I stare at him, the more I see his grief wrapped around him like shackles he can never take off.”
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