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Fernando Pessoa

I am the outskirts of some non-existent town, the long-winded prologue to an unwritten book. I’m nobody, nobody. I don’t know how to feel or think or love. I’m a character in a novel as yet unwritten, hovering in the air and undone before I’ve even existed, amongst the dreams of someone who never quite… Continue reading Fernando Pessoa

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Augusten Burroughs

For a second, I felt a bottomless sadness. So completely alone. Like one of my stuffed animals at home that I was too old for now, that sat on the shelf in my closet, mashed against the back wall. — Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors. (Picador; 1st edition June 1, 2003)

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