You leave the same impression.
Of something beautiful, but annihilating. Sylvia Plath, Ariel
Even an absolutist must be prepared to be absolutely wrong.
There are two people you’ll meet in your life. One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest. The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most. You will meet these two people; it is a given. It is the third that you’ll never see coming. That one person who not only finishes your sentences, but keeps the book.
from nice people. I’m more inclined to believe a compliment from an angry person than from a nice person. And I especially don’t like being told I’m nice. It only means much more is expected from me. Nice people are people too. By the same token, I’m less likely to listen to insults from an angry person. Insults from a nice person are the ones I pay more attention to.
if I had ever felt like I didn’t belong in this world. I like to think I don’t have a choice.