"The best mirror is an old friend." - ― George Herbert
"I don’t suppose I really know you very well - but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder."
- Zelda Fitzgerald in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, November 1931
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"What are you doing here, honey? Your not even old enough to know how bad life gets.” And it was then Cecilia gave orally what was to be her only form of suicide note, and a useless one at that, because she was going to live: “Obviously, Doctor,” she said, “you’ve never been a 13 year old girl."
- The Virgin Suicides (via freins
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"I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness." - Karl Lagerfeld
"It’s not very easy to grow up into a woman. We are always taught, almost bombarded, with ideals of what we should be at every age in our lives: "This is what you should wear at age twenty", "That is what you must act like at age twenty-five", "This is what you should be doing when you are seventeen." But amidst all the many voices that bark all these orders and set all of these ideals for girls today, there lacks the voice of assurance. There is no comfort and assurance. I want to be able to say, that there are four things admirable for a woman to be, at any age! Whether you are four or forty-four or nineteen! It’s always wonderful to be elegant, it’s always fashionable to have grace, it’s always glamorous to be brave, and it’s always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age!" - C. JoyBell C.
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." - Frederick Douglass
"Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore." - George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones)
"(W)riters are often the worst judges of what they have written." - Stephen King
"I got lost in him, and it was the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found." - Claire LaZebnik
"Beware what you wish for, unless you have the grace to hope that your luck can be shared." - Christopher Hitchens
"Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells, and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower, both strange and familiar."
- Cornelia Funke
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