• I am constantly torn with killing myself and killing everyone around me. Those seem to be the two choices. Everything else is just killing time.
  • I'm lying on the top of my covers with my clothes still on, the play still on my chest, eyes closed, mind racing. I'm thinking about Tiny. The pathetic thing I wanted to say to him on the phone-but I didn't- was this: When you're a little kid, you have something. Maybe it's a blanket or a stuffed animal or whatever. For me, it was this stuffed prairie dog that I got one Christmas when I was like three. I don't even know where they found a stuffed prairie dog, but whatever, it sat up on it's hind legs and I called him Marvin, and I dragged Marvin around by his prairie dog ears until I was about ten. And then at some point, it was nothing personal against Marvin, but he started spending mor...
dec 14 2012 ∞
dec 14 2012 +

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines

he wrote a poem

And he called it "Chops"

because that was the name of his dog

And that's what it was all about

And his teacher gave him an A

and a gold star

And his mother hung it on the kitchen door

and read it to his aunts

That was the year Father Tracy

took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus

And his little sister was born

with tiny toenails and no hair

And his mother and father kissed a lot

And the girl around the corner sent him a

Valentine signed with a row of X's

and he had to ask his father what the X's meant

nov 15 2012 ∞
nov 16 2012 +
  • "Why do you smoke so damn fast?" I asked. She looked at me and smiled wildly, and such a wild smile on such a narrow face might have looked goofy were it not for the unimpeachably elegant green in her eyes. She smiled with all the delight of a kid on Christmas morning and said, "Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die."
  • "Jesus, I'm not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they're gonna do. I'm just going to do it. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia."
  • You spend your whole life in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that the future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."
  • "Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war."
nov 14 2012 ∞
nov 16 2012 +
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  • Switzerland
  • Canada- all of it **
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • California
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Paris
  • Vienna
  • Uganda
  • Sweden
  • Shibaya Railroad Station
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Tokyo
  • Moscow
  • Moganshan,China
  • Space
  • Crete
  • Oxford
  • Florence
oct 26 2012 ∞
oct 29 2012 +
  • “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
  • “Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone...
nov 16 2012 ∞
nov 16 2012 +
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Donate an organ
  • Bungee Jump
  • Skydive
  • Save a life
  • Visit all 50 states
  • Go paintballing
  • Bury/dig up a time capsule
  • Punch someone in the face
  • Sleep in a hammock (b/c who actually does that?)
  • Change someone's life
  • Love
  • Solve a Rubik's cube
  • See fireflies
  • Be in a flash mob
  • Go to Kenya
  • Make a mix tape for someone special
  • Find a guy that isn't like the rest
  • Bake all day
  • Read all the books on my list (even the b...
nov 12 2012 ∞
mar 27 2014 +
  • 10 things i hate about you
  • the little mermaid
  • the joy luck club
  • ferris bueller's day off*
  • how to lose a guy in 10 days*
  • i am legend
  • the parent trap
  • fired up
  • super 8
  • super bad
  • the help
  • 2012
  • precious
  • up
  • spirit
  • lion king
  • the pursuit of happiness
  • matilda
  • charlie bartlett*
  • pretty woman
  • pretty in pink*
oct 29 2012 ∞
nov 14 2012 +
  • You know this life you were leading? Well, actually it's not that special at all. Actually, you're just a lonely, flawed person like everybody else.You'll have some good times and you'll have some bad times, but mostly you'll just have a lot of boring times. Mostly your days will just be painfully uneventful.- We Were Here
  • So this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and i'm trying to figure out how that could be.- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Maybe it's sad that these are memories now. And maybe it's not sad.- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • We accept the love we think we deserve.- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Then, I turned around and walked to my room and closed my door and put my head under the pillow and let the quiet put things where they were supposed to be.- The Pe...
oct 27 2012 ∞
feb 1 2013 +
  • Animal Farm (George Orwell)
  • Awakening, The (Kate Chopin)
  • Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  • Great Gatsby, The (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • Fragile Things (Neil Gaiman)
  • Bliss (Peter Carey)
  • Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  • The Catcher in the Rye(J.D. Salinger)
  • It's Kind Of A Funny Story
  • Alice I Have Been (Melanie Benjamin)
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  • Joy Luck Club(Amy Tan)
  • Remember Me? (Sophie Kinsella)
  • The Sketchbook of Geoffery Crayon
  • The Things They Carried
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)
  • Lolita
  • The Unabridgd Journals (Sylvia Plath)
  • American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
oct 27 2012 ∞
mar 10 2015 +
  • You can't hate a tree without hating the roots.- Hotel Rwanda
  • We don't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it's regret, maybe it's not. It's merely something that happened. Get over it.- i don't really know
  • I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.- Sylvia Plath
  • Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you? …I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myse...
oct 26 2012 ∞
mar 27 2014 +

Having a Coke with You

is even more fun than going to San Sebastain, Irun, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne

or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona

partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian

partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yogurt

partly because of the fluoresent orange tulips around the birches

partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary

it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still

as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it

in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

and the portrait show seems to have no fa...

nov 19 2012 ∞
nov 26 2012 +
  • “We're all just walking each other home.”
  • “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
  • “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
  • “The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”
  • “Be here now.”
  • “Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”
  • “Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”
  • “The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody.” (still ...
nov 16 2012 ∞
nov 16 2012 +
  • "I hate you." My sister said it different than she said it to my dad. She meant it with me. She really did."I love you,” was all I could say in return."You're a freak, you know that? Everyone says so. They always have." "I'm trying not to be."
  • "I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with people even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist."
  • "Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad."
  • "Sam has brown hair and very very pretty green eyes. The kind of green that doesn't make a big deal about itself."
  • "So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."
  • "The fact that one of these ladies was my...
nov 15 2012 ∞
nov 16 2012 +
  • bigelow plantation mint
  • bigelow organic green
  • tazo berryblossom white
  • tazo passion tea
  • tazo awake black tea
  • lipton bavarian wild berry black tea
  • lipton white mangosteen and peach green tea
  • iced tazo chai tea
oct 27 2012 ∞
nov 24 2012 +
  • Life of Pi by Yan Patel
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Night by Elie Weisel
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Be Here Now by Ram Dass
  • The Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell
  • 11/23/63 by Stephen King
  • Fat Cat by Robin Brande
  • We Were Here by Matt De La Pena
  • One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinellie
  • So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  • Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Run With The Hunted by Charles Bukowski
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close bye Jonathan Safran Foer
oct 26 2012 ∞
mar 27 2014 +