Collected Book Quotes: A Pain Less Ordinary

Page numbers are based on a .pdf sent by the author. It’s a funny thing about hope. When it dies in you, everything turns black. The world starts to turn angry and mean. And you can try to put hope into other things, like hoping you’ll grow…

Collected Book Quotes: Surpassing Certainty — What My Twenties Taught Me

Best Of And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them….

Collected Book Quotes: This Is Just My Face, Try Not To Stare

Best Of Therapist never really tell you what you should do. They ask you what you think you should do. If they know the correct answer, they hold it close to their vests as if they were in a poker match in a way that lets…

Collected Quotes: Born a Crime – Stories from a South African Childhood

Please note locations correlate with estimated spot, within a ebook, to find the quote. Best Of Part 1 “Sun’qhela is a phrase with many shades of meaning. It says “don’t undermine me,” “don’t underestimate me,” and “just try me.” “Chapter 1: Run” Location 182-184 “She…

Collected Quotes: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things

Best Of […] he left spaces for me when he talked. If I saw him again, I decided I might put words in those spaces. — “Chapter 4: Wavy.” All The Ugly And Wonderful Things: A Novel – Page 26 You make people interested in…

Collected Book Quotes: Everything, Everything

Best of Most people are good with their bodies or their minds but not both. — “First Contact, Part Three.” Everything, Everything Our bodies are having their own conversation separate and apart from us. Is this the difference between friendship and something else? This awareness…

Collected Quotes: Around The Way Girl

Best Of […] what I look for in a friend: Loyalty and trust. The challenge to be a better me. The space to be unapologetically rough, rugged, and raw. I’m not biting my tongue around them, and while I know they won’t judge, I can…

Collected Quotes: Hurry Down Sunshine

Best of […] a paradox of psychiatry: mental illness is recognized by the patient’s distorted thoughts, but treatment is largely indifferent to their content. — Hurry Down Sunshine | Page – 104 […] the same words that her eyes could not decipher on the page,…

Collected Quotes: Letting It All Hang Out

Best Of (On Kurt Cobain) […] I think there’s no getting around that twenty-something roadblock. That point in your life […] when [you] have to take a massive reality check. You finally have to face the fact that things are never going to be the…

Collected Quotes: In The Country We Love (My Family Divided)

Best Of Truth is, among low-wage earners busting their tails to make the rent, one’s feelings are seldom discussed or acknowledged. Emotional wellness is a First World luxury. “Chapter 3: Underground.” In The Country We Love (My Family Divided) – Page 37 In immigrant communities…

Collected Book Quotes: Tar Baby

People don’t mix races; they abandon them or pick them.” — “Tar Baby.” Toni Morrison “It was a silly age, twenty-five; too old for teenaged dreaming, too young for settling down. Every corner was a possibility and a dead end. Work? At what? Marriage? Work…