She writes: these are my favorite quotes so far:
"Love feels like a thing people eventually learn to live without like tonsils or gods."
"Generations of sad people breeding sadder people and not one person ever talking anyone else about anything substantial or finding out about why things are the way they are."
"The sky is one giant conscious blooming cloud.”
"She is excited as one always is by something new. She says, the older I get the more I realize life is all about nodding at people and looking them in the eye. She says she gone through oceans and oceans of silent people."
"Ever have those days where you’re just so completely lost / she says, the best times in life are those times she thinks, the best dreams are when you walk up and discover you have been drooling the whole time on your pillow."
"Long-distance lovemaking is a bitch."
"She is a slave to all the details that she is suddenly taking in."
"I imagine a world where sadness has become illegal and I think this place will be named America. The new flag is a giant waving smiling happy face and I feel so demented when I see it. Crying will be something people do in secret, in cars parking lots and basements, as though it was a recreational drug to pass and share back and forth, better than alcohol."
"I am going to look at everyone dead set straight in the eyes and pretend I can hear music playing."
"She waits to feel a thrill however distant."
"Being a slave to the details, sometimes the most deadpan things could make her cry. Sometimes commercials could make her cry, but never the news or dramas."
"She was so intimate to me so quickly, she felt like a time traveler or something. Like she was my protector."
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Finished ‘YOU PRIVATE PERSON’ by Richard Chiem, review soon (spoiler alert: the book is phenomenally written); these are my remaining favorite quote/lines:
"I live like my West Coast, blue and large and dangerous."
"To fuck a God is how a person feels infinity. To love a person is how to feel finite again. To know what it is to know is more difficult than both of them."
"One day on the bus I forgot which direction I was going. I say it out loud a few times. I say I forgot which way I was going.”
"…if we were a painting, we’d be a motion picture."
"I would steal everything from you if you
give it to me like you want to give it to me.”
"He says, I can dance so symmetrically for so long it can feel like nilhism. I can make my body a catastrophe."