“It’s such a lie that you should do what’s in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would grind to a halt.”
What I was thinking, as like a New Year's resolution, is to stop getting so caught up in my own thoughts, 'cause I'm like way too introspective. I think... But what if not thinking turns me into this shallow person? I better rethink this becoming less introspective thing.
When someone compliments your parents, there's like nothing to say. It's like a stun gun to your brain.
There's something about Sunday night that really makes you want to kill yourself...
This life has been a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do.
You know how sometimes the last sentence you said, like, echoes in your brain, and it just keeps sounding stupider? And you have to say something else just to make it stop...
When you're not sure you trust a person anymore -- say, a person you really trusted; say your father -- you start wishing they'd do something, like, really wrong, just so you could be right about them.
“People are always saying you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster. Like you know what it is even.”
“My parents keep asking how school was. It’s like saying, “How was that drive-by shooting?” You don’t care how it was, you’re lucky to get out alive.”
“Sometimes it seems like we’re all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It’s good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they’re actually… beautiful. Possibly even me.”
“There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to although there’s not even a word for it..There are the people who have known you forever, who know you in this way that other people can’t because they’ve seen you change. They’ve let you change…”