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relatablepoetryandquotes·an hour agoText

“I turned the page and read … I am sorry to break off so abruptly. Are there no men present? Do you promise me that behind that red curtain over there the figure of Sir Charles Biron is not concealed? We are all women you assure me? Then I may tell you that the very next words I read were these —’Chloe liked Olivia … ’ Do not start. Do not blush. Let us admit in the privacy of our own society that these things sometimes happen. Sometimes women do like women.”

- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

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relatablepoetryandquotes·4 hours agoText

“The clouds fell down like water-wings
The stars fell down like silver of glass
And she still wonders: “Where is the other me?
The girl of the same dress and my smile?””

- Anne Sexton, Selected Poems

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relatablepoetryandquotes·8 hours agoText

“We have advantages. We have a cushion to fall back on. This is abundance. A luxury of place and time. Something rare and wonderful. It’s almost historically unprecedented. We must do extraordinary things. We have to. It would be absurd not to.”

- Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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relatablepoetryandquotes·9 hours agoText

“For I say this is death and the sole death,—
When a man’s loss comes to him from his gain,
Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance,
And lack of love from love made manifest.”

- Robert Browning, A Death in the Desert

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relatablepoetryandquotes·11 hours agoText

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”

- Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

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relatablepoetryandquotes·16 hours agoText

“Reading poetry, even if you are only reading to find a secret message within its words, can often give one a feeling of power, the way you can feel powerful if you are the only one who brought an umbrella on a rainy day, or the only one who knows how to untie knots when you’re taken hostage.”

- Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

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relatablepoetryandquotes·18 hours agoText

“The trouble with my generation is that we all think we’re fucking geniuses. Making something isn’t good enough for us, and neither is selling something, or teaching something, or even just doing something; we have to be something.”

- Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

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relatablepoetryandquotes·20 hours agoText

“No, she really just wanted his company. She wanted to hear him say that he liked her for who she was. That she was someone special in his world and in his life. She wanted him to give her some gesture of love, not just of friendship and companionship.”

- Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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“The bad thing about all religions is that, instead of being able to confess their allegorical nature, they have to conceal it; accordingly, they parade their doctrines in all seriousness as true sensu proprio, and as absurdities form an essential part of these doctrines we have the great mischief of a continual fraud.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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