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storytime-reviews · 11 minutes ago
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Enthusiastic consent is really easy to determine. And I think if you don’t have that, then you’re not good to go. All you need to say is, ‘Do you want me to be here?’ And very clearly, ‘Do you want to have sex with me? Do you want to be doing what we’re doing?’ And if it’s not an enthusiastic yes, then it’s not enough. If it’s not an enthusiastic yes, it’s a no. That’s it. And then, you’re committing a crime. Simple as that.
Louise Milligan, Witness
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diaryoftruequotes · 12 minutes ago
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I try not to live in the past...but...sometimes the past lives in me.
Jamie Ford
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litcream · 12 minutes ago
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A Richard Marx CD plays on the stereo, a bag from Zabar’s loaded with sourdough onion bagels and spices sits on the kitchen table while I grind bone and fat and flesh into patties, and though it does sporadically penetrate how unacceptable some of what I’m doing actually is, I just remind myself that this thing, this girl, this meat, is nothing, is shit, and along with a Xanax (which I am now taking half-hourly) this thought momentarily calms me and then I’m humming, humming the theme to a show I watched often as a child—The Jetsons? The Banana Splits? Scooby Doo? Sigmund and the Sea Monsters? I’m remembering the song, the melody, even the key it was sung in, but not the show.
American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis, Picador, 2000
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bookstimesinfinity · 45 minutes ago
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Love is to need and be needed. Love is truest, strongest when you need each other, when you can’t live without each other.
-Sarah Lyu, The Best Lies
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lyrikxland · 47 minutes ago
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"Do but consider, my dear Mr. Dashwood, how excessively comfortable your mother-in-law and her daughters may live on the interest of seven thousand pounds, besides the thousand pounds belonging to each of the girls, which brings them in fifty pounds a year a-piece, and, of course, they will pay their mother for their board out of it. Altogether, they will have five hundred a-year amongst them, and what on earth can four women want for more than that?—They will live so cheap! Their housekeeping will be nothing at all. They will have no carriage, no horses, and hardly any servants; they will keep no company, and can have no expenses of any kind! Only conceive how comfortable they will be! Five hundred a year! I am sure I cannot imagine how they will spend half of it; and as to your giving them more, it is quite absurd to think of it. They will be much more able to give you something."
- Sense & Sensibility (Jane Austen)
Hold on b**ch. Hold on a second. I need to scream rn. How ridiculous this is!! Mrs John Dashwood is so disgusting. I need to clear my mind and inhale some fresh air.
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windysunooy · 49 minutes ago
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How is it like where you are? 
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windysunooy · 51 minutes ago
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How long is “forever”? 
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windysunooy · 52 minutes ago
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Is it so? 
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lyricalplace · an hour ago
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We talked a little. And laughed. And afterward, we played Frisbee with Legs in the park and we were all right. And I needed us to be all right. And he needed us to be all right too. And so we were.
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asoiafdaenerysdaily · an hour ago
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Why Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister are foils + Relationship with advisors and allies (2/?)
Cersei and Daenerys are intended as parallel characters – each exploring a different approach to how a woman would rule in a male dominated, medieval-inspired fantasy world.—GRRM  
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But here is the danger of a place like Villon. Blink--and a year is gone.  Blink--and five more follow. It is like a gap between stones, this village, just wide enough for things to get lost. The kind of place where time slips and blurs, where a month, a year, a life can go missing. Where everyone is born and buried in the same ten-meter plot.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E.Schwab
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wordsbyt · an hour ago
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You can't control yesterday. But, you do have power over tomorrow. Use that power to your advantage. The past is a fierce beast that will eat you alive if you let it. It cannot attack you when you look forward, only when you look behind. Second doubts feed it, and regret will send it into a frenzy. Cage the beast by forgetting. Use tomorrow as your shield. Let it go. Look forward. Live forward.
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freelance-philosopher · an hour ago
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Which of us, turning to look back down the road along which there is no return, could say that we had walked that road as we should have?
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
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lelagray · an hour ago
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Zeth, a man I know to be a criminal, has treated me with more respect than my own father, a man of the church.
Collateral (Blood and Roses #) - Callie Hart
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illoseyourmind · 2 hours ago
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currently reading Going After Cacciato by Tim O’brien
here’s some quotes:
“but he made the mistake of thinking it wasn’t so bad. It’s bad. You know what bad is? Bad is evil...I don’t wanna scare the bejesus out of you—that’s not what i want—but, shit, you guys are gonna die.”
“Nothing in the Guide Survival Guide about panic.”
“Last guard was all right too, because there was the expectation of dawn coming upon the sea, and you could watch the water turn to color as if paint had been poured into it at the horizon, and the pretty colors helped sustain pretty thoughts.”
“Like lightning, man! Zip, zap!”
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