“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
“Fiction is an illusion wrought with many small, conventionally symbolic marks, triggering visions in the minds of others”
“The written word still enjoyed a certain prestige here. It was a sluggish country.”
“I think I’d probably tell you that it’s easier to desire and pursue the attention of tens of millions of total strangers than it is to accept the love and loyalty of the people closest to us.”
“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.”
“Stand high long enough and your lightning will come.”
“There must be some Tommy Hilfiger event horizon, beyond which it is impossible to be more derivative, more removed from the source, more devoid of soul.”
“She walked on, comforted by the surf, by the one perpetual moment of beach-time, the now-and-always of it.