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Ask me anything   If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hope-er, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer... if you're a pretender, come sit by my fire for we have some flax golden tales to spin. My personal blog: Letters to no one.

"It felt like the waking-up moment between dream and daylight where everything merged and mingled just as it was about to change."
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
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"Better wasn’t even the word for how I felt.  There wasn’t a word for it.  It was more that things too small to mention—laughter in the hall at school, a live gecko scurrying in a tank in the science labmade me feel happy one moment and the next like crying.  Sometimes, in the evenings, a damp, gritty wind blew in the windows from Park Avenue, just as the rush hour traffic was thinning and the city was emptying out for the night; it was rainy, trees leafing out, spring deepening into summer; and the forlorn cry of horns on the street, the dank smell of wet pavement had an electricity about it, a sense of crowds and static, lonely secretaries and fat guys with bags of carry-out, everywhere the ungainly sadness of creatures pushing and struggling to live.  For weeks, I’d been frozen, sealed-off; now, in the shower, I would turn up the water as hard as it would go and howl, silently.  Everything was raw and painful and confusing and wrong and yet it was as if I’d been dragged from freezing water through a break in the ice, into sun and blazing cold.”

— Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

— 1 month ago
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"How was it possible to miss someone as much as I missed my mother? I missed her so much I wanted to die: a hard, physical longing, like a craving for air underwater."
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
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"We looked at each other, for a long strange moment that I’ve never forgotten… like two animals meeting at twilight, during which some clear, personable spark seemed to fly up through his eyes and I saw the creature he really was—and he, I believe, saw me. For an instant we were wired together and humming, like two engines on the same circuit."
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
— 1 month ago
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"Time Warp"

"…that shiver of disconnection, the missing seconds on the sidewalk like a hiccup of lost time, or a few wraps snipped out of a film."

— Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

— 1 month ago
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"You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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"The real heroes… aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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"My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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"Almost everyone is obsessed with leaving a mark upon the world. Bequeathing a legacy. Outlasting death. We all want to be remembered… But… The marks humans leave are too often scars."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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"It was kind of a beautiful day—the kind of weather that reminds you after a long winter that while the world wasn’t built for humans, we were built for the world."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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