Monthly Quotes: May 2021


Water flows from high places to low places. That is the nature of gravity. Emotions also seem to act according to gravity. When in the presence of someone with whom you have a bond, and to whom you have entrusted your feelings, it is hard to lie and get away with it. The truth just wants to come flowing out. This is especially the case when you are trying to hide your sadness or vulnerability. It is much easier to conceal sadness from a stranger, or from someone you don’t trust.

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Negativity is food for malady, one might say.

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Before the Coffee Gets Cold

. . as the future hasn’t happened yet, I guess that’s up to you. . .

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Before the Coffee Gets Cold

I was so absorbed in the things that I couldn’t change, I forgot the most important thing.

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Before the Coffee Gets Cold

We deserve to have our wrongdoing represented as much as our heroism, because when we refuse wrongdoing as a possibility for a group of people, we refuse their humanity.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

Love cannot be won or lost; a relationship doesn’t have a scoring system. We are partners, paired against the world. We cannot succeed if we are at odds with each other.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

Places are never just places in a piece of writing. If they are, the author has failed. Setting is not inert. It is activated by point of view.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

You tried to tell your story to people who didn’t know how to listen.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

..abusers do not need to be, and rarely are, cackling maniacs. They just need to want something and not care how they get it.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

When the historian of queer experience attempts to document a queer past, there is often a gatekeeper, representing a straight present.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

The inhabitant gives the room its purpose. Your actions are mightier than any architect’s intentions.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

Fear makes liars of us all.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

Why do we teach girls their perspectives are inherently untrustworthy?” I would yell. I want to reclaim these word. After all, melodrama comes from melos, which means music, honey. A drama queen is nonetheless a queen

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

I thought you died, but writing this, I’m not sure you did.

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

“What do you think is the biggest waste of time?”

“Comparing yourself to others”, said the mole.”

Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

“Is your glass half empty or half full?” asked the mole.

“I think I’m grateful to have a glass,” said the boy.”

Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

“One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.”

Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

“The greatest illusion,” said the mole, “is that life should be perfect.”

Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

“Imagine how we would be if we were less afraid.”

Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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