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
I say that no memory is anything more than a personal choice. A very deliberate choice. When we recall someone—a parent, a spouse, a friend—as better than they perhaps were, we do so to create an ideal, something to which we, ourselves, can aspire. But when we remember someone as a drunk, a liar, a bully, we’re only creating an excuse for our own poor behavior… All human beings search for either reasons to be good, or excuses to be bad. — "Tell-All" by Chuck Palahniuk