"Are you remembering to be brave and wise and strong?"
Adrienne Rich (“Letters in the Family”).
"What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? What a waste, what a senseless waste!"
Ralph Ellison (Invisible Man
do you ever get so disgusted with yourself, like you can not believe how stupid and thoughtless you are and it’s so frustrating because you keep telling yourself that you’ll do better next time but then next time rolls around and the same thing keeps happening and you end up in this pattern of mediocrity.
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"15, 21, 41, 47 :3"
anon, you’re my favorite person!
15 - do you prefer physical books or reading on a device - i like to have physical copies of books because they’re nice and pretty, but because they’re nice and pretty i don’t want to read them and risk damaging them, so i prefer to do the actual reading on my nook. besides, it’s easy to read my nook while i’m all snuggled up in bed.
21 - who is your favorite character is a book series - hmm, lisbeth salander?
41 - who gave you your love of reading - my mother, i suppose.
47 - what book have you reread the most - i’ve read the first five harry potter books too many times to count.
"It feels like I am wandering, waiting for something to happen to me, something that will change everything, something that my whole life has been leading up to."
Khaled Hosseini (And the Mountains Echoed
"I think that everyone should love life before everything else in the world."
Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov
"No, I’m not ok. But I haven’t been ok since I was 11, maybe 12. I am still here though. I’m still breathing. For me, sometimes, that will have to be enough."
Clementine von Radics.
"I don’t know who I am … I don’t know what I want to do in my life. I’m not talking about the future after I finish college - if I finish. I don’t know what I want to do day after day. There’s nothing that strings the days together. They’re all separate days, and each day, I have to decide what I want to do and who I will be."
Amy Tan (The Valley of Amazement
i try not to think about the fact that i would have already been done with college if i had handled my academic career in a timely manner instead of giving up on my life for years
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