This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be. — David Levithan, “Every Day”
I watched myself lose all that I was losing, and I knew why Dr. Winton had stayed inside his house.
I know about this now.
I know that homes burn and that you should think what to save before they start to. Not because, in the heat of it, everything looks as valuable as everything else. But because nothing looks worth the bother, not even your life.— "Reasons to Live" by Amy Hempel
Luck isn’t luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. — Amy Hempel, “Reasons to Live”
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography. — Oscar Wilde (via thefirstpancake)
A classic face of such symmetrical proportions, the exactly balanced type of face one dreams of looking down to find smiling and eager between one’s inner thighs. — "Tell-All" by Chuck Palahniuk