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Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    I don’t like remembering.    Remembering makes me feel things.    I don’t like to feel things.     As I’m staring down at the piece of paper, I’m thinking I could spend the rest of my life becoming an expert at forgetting. — Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster (Cinco Puntos Press,… Continue reading Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Nick Flynn

There are many ways to drown, only the most obvious wave their arms as they’re going under. ― Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir. (W. W. Norton; Reprint edition September 17, 2005)

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Jamie Tworkowski

You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things. —  Jamie Tworkowski, If You… Continue reading Jamie Tworkowski

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Emilie Autumn

‘You,’ he said, ‘are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.’ — Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.( The Asylum Emporium 2009)

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Gilles Deleuze

To become imperceptible oneself, to have dismantled love in order to become capable of loving. To have dismantled one’s self in order finally to be alone and meet the true double at the other end of the line. A clandestine passenger on a motionless voyage. To become like everybody else; but this, precisely, is a… Continue reading Gilles Deleuze

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