"I suppose one of the reasons we're able to continue to exist for our allotted span in this green and blue vale of tears is that there is always, however remote it might seem, the possibility of change." (182)
page 265 "... how to select appropriate (reading) material... The covers are of very little help, because they always say only good things, and I've found out to my cost that they're rarely accurate."
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page 225 "What, I wondered, was the point of me? I contributed nothing to the world, absolutely nothing, and I took nothing from it either. When I cease to exist, it would make no material difference to anyone." "Most people's absence…Read moreRead more of this quotation
page 220 "I had convinced myself that he was the one, that he would help to make me normal, fix things that were wrong with my life. Someone to help me deal with Mommy, block out her voice when she whispered in my ear, telling me I was…Read moreRead more of this quotation
page 134 "Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that there's something very liberating about it; once your realize that you don't need anyone, you can take care of yourself. That's the thing: it's best…Read moreRead more of this quotation
pg 300 .... was wearing a strange, oversized woolen hat that I hadn't seen before. It looked like the kind of hat that a German goblin might wear in an illustration from a nineteenth-century fairy tale, possibly one about a baker who was…Read moreRead more of this quotation
“There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I’d lift off and blow away, like one of…Read moreRead more of this quotation
p 134: Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that there's something very liberating about it; once you realize that you don't need anyone, you can take care of yourself.