1. 10

    From what I have observed, when the anesthesia of love wears off, there is always the pain of consequences. You don't have to be stupid to marry the wrong man.

    18
  2. 9

    Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.

    18
  3. 8

    No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached.

    19
  4. 7

    Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.

    24
  5. 6

    Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.

    26
  6. 5

    I was six when my mother taught me the art of invisible strength..."strongest wind cannot be seen."

    27
  7. 4

    I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.

    31
  8. 3

    So sad! This is the saddest part when you lose someone you love- that person keeps changing. And later you wonder, Is this the same person I lost?

    46
  9. 2

    If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

    59
  10. 1

    I hid my deepest feelings so well I forgot where I placed them.

    73
  11. Last Update: 24 September 2022

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