1. 10

    His laugh is made if porch swings and lemonade

  2. 9

    This is how you survive the unsurvivable, this is how you lose that which you cannot bear to lose, this is how you reinvent yourself, overcome your abusers, fulfill your ambitions and meet the love of your life: by following what is true, no matter where it leads you.

  3. 8

    Self-pity is the bestiality of emotions: it absolutely disgusts people. When you're feeling pity for yourself, and somebody says to you 'You think maybe it's time for the pity party to be over? You should stop feeling sorry for yourself and try to think positive,' it makes you wish you could saw their head off.

  4. 7

    I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen.

  5. 6

    Should I just sit down, right here at carousel seven, and shake until somebody's arms are around me and they're saying, 'It's okay, I'm here, I'm here, come with me to the institute.

  6. 5

    I can't tell you how much I love Target and Costco, that kind of culture, because it's something I never felt a part of. I've always felt like a tourist because I have never fit in anywhere.

  7. 4

    I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

  8. 3

    You need to grab your dream out of the sky like it's a kite and pinch the string through your fingers until you reach the spool.

  9. 2

    ...handsome people are always interesting to watch. But a handsome person in crisis is riveting.

  10. 1

    You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies.

  11. Last Update: 14 June 2021

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