"There are losses which communicate a sublimity to the soul which makes it refrain from lamentation and go about in silence as though among tall black cypress trees."
"I am strangely tired, not from having talked so much but at the mere thought of what I still have to say."
"I read the whole novel straight through. And I got up and drank water, man. You should’ve seen me. I couldn’t move. That’s what a good writer will do to you. He’ll damn near kill you…a bad writer will too."
"He’s always got a book with him, and if there’s a lull in the conversation he may pull a book out and start reading it. He just knows an amazing amount of things but he complains about his bad memory. On a daily basis he probably does have a bad memory, and I think that has something to do with his interest in questions of memory and bringing back the past and things of that sort in his books. But he does remember an amazing amount of what he’s read and what he’s heard."
"I am always willing to say sorry first and to give someone multiple chances. I am the girl that sends people letters years later apologizing for shit I did that sucked. I never close a door, even when it’s closed on me
. I expect brutal honesty and give the same back. I won’t ever blow smoke up your ass.
I will support you until the end of time, even if I can’t stand to look at you. And I don’t want to know you if you won’t let me know you. If there’s a wall, I’ll either tear it down or cut my losses.
I’ll give you exactly
what you give me. If you think I’m being this
way or that
, look in a mirror."
"Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience life in the way they have been told to."
"Be careful when you cast out your demons that you don’t throw away the best of yourself."