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I sometimes wonder if that is at the root of his distaste for me: He’s let me see his shortcomings, and he hates me for knowing them. —Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl

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It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, … Continue reading

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“So you used to know everything?” She wrinkled her nose. “Everybody did. I told you. It’s nothing special, knowing how things work. And you really do have to give it all up if you want to play.” —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean … Continue reading

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I saw no one wearing a Bill Clinton Rape shirt, despite the many vendors outside offering them at a reduced price. The Rape shirts seem to have been a miscalculation on Alex and Stone’s part. People don’t want to wear … Continue reading

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I do not remember ever asking any of the other children in my class at school why they had not come to my party. I did not need to ask them. They were not my friends after all. They were … Continue reading

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I am much too old to be polite. —Lloyd Alexander/The Black Cauldron

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She got rid of me because I knew she wasn’t perfect. —Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl

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Can you imagine, finally showing your true self to your spouse, your soul mate, and having him not like you? —Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl

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There is an unfair responsibility that comes with being an only child—you grow up knowing you aren’t allowed to disappoint, you’re not even allowed to die. There isn’t a replacement toddling around; you’re it. It makes you desperate to be … Continue reading

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I know women whose entire personas are woven from a benign mediocrity. Their lives are a list of shortcomings: the unappreciative boyfriend, the extra ten pounds, the dismissive boss, the conniving sister, the straying husband. I’ve always hovered above their … Continue reading

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