"That’s when you know you found somebody really special… you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share a silence."
Pulp Fiction (1994)
"As the weather changed from cold to warm it did not bring me with it. Something settled inside me, something heavy and hard. It stayed there, and I could not think of one thing to make it go away. I thought, So this must be living, this must be the beginning of the time people later refer to as ‘years ago, when I was young.’"
"Sometimes there is no escape, but often the effort of trying will do quite nicely for a while."
"I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time."
"That the world I was in could be soft, lovely, and nourishing was more than I could bear, and so I stood there and wept, for I didn’t want to love one more thing in my life, didn’t want one more thing that could make my heart break into a million little pieces at my feet. But all the same, there is was, and I could not do much about it; for even I could see that I was too young for real bitterness, real regret, real hard-heartedness."
"Good luck peeling the flesh from bone
all by your lonesome. A mother or a crone
is necessary. Someone to heat the water.
Someone to lie and tell you it’s fine
to get in."
"Nobody ever became a writer just by wanting to be one. If you have anything to say, anything you feel nobody has ever said before, you have got to feel it so desperately that you will find some way to say it that nobody has ever found before, so that the thing you have to say and the way of saying it blend as one matter—as indissolubly as if they were conceived together."
"There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, Consume me."
"Not with thoughts of your mind, but in the believing sweetness of your heart, you snap the link and open the golden door and disappear into the bright room, the everlasting ecstasy, eternal now."
sophie lowe in after the dark (2013)
"If I loved you I would have written differently."
a sex position called the gatsby where you stare longingly at your partner from a distance