"All of which didn’t mean I was about to find a job in a normal company, claw my way through the cut-throat competition, and advance step by step up the slippery slopes of the capitalist pyramid."

Sputnik Sweetheart (Haruki Murakami)

"On the flip side of everything we think we absolutely understand lurks an equal amount of the unknown. Understanding is but the sum of our misunderstandings."

Sputnik Sweetheart (Haruki Murakami)

Ronnie tells me what he believes is the story of how Tiffany lost her job, but the way he tells it proves he is biased. He tells it just like Dr. Timbers would, stating what he would call “facts”, with no regard for what was going on in Tiffany’s head. He tells me what coworkers wrote in their reports, he tells me what her boss told her parents and what the therapist has since said to Veronica - who is Tiffany’s designated support buddy and therefore has weekly phone conversations with Tiffany’s therapist - but he never once tells me what Tiffany thinks or what is going on in her heart: the awful feelings, the conflicting impulses, the needs, the desperation, everything that makes her different from Ronnie and Veronica, who have each other and their daughter Emily, and a good income and a house and everything else that keeps people from calling them “odd”.

(The Silver Linings Playbook) Matthew Quick

"Because even though something may seem like a gut-wrenching tragedy, that may only be our take on it. With a grain of salt and keeping things in perspective, it’s the idea that nothing is ever as good (or as bad) as it seems, because it can seem differently, based on how you look."

Brianna Wiest

"The sign of a beautiful person is he always sees the beauty in others."

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