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"Comparison is an act of violence against the self."

- Maya Angelou

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Michael Cunningham, The Hours

Michael Cunningham, The Hours

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"I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am."

- Veronica Roth, Insurgent

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"You can know a man by his devils and the way he gives hurts."

- Saul Bellow

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"I shake in my boots for the good in your life you may have given up for the less-than-good in life that you are comfortable with."

- Rakishi, “things i will say to my daughter” cir. 1963

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"…no woman can love a weak man hard enough to make him strong."

- Pearl Cleage

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"I appreciate silence. I appreciate people who don’t need to fill the world with excess noise in order to communicate a message."

- Breath Easy Honey

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Jonathan Tropper, Plan B

Jonathan Tropper, Plan B

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"Learn to love solitude, to be more alone with yourselves. The tragedy of today’s young people is that they try to unite on the basis of carrying out noisy and aggressive actions so as not to feel lonely, and this is a sad thing. The individual must learn from childhood to be on his own, for this doesn’t mean to be lonely: it means to not get bored with oneself, because a person who finds himself bored when he is alone, it seems to me, is a person in danger."

- Andrei Tarkovsky on being asked, ‘What would you like to tell young people?

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"The trend of labeling women “crazy” is part of the culture that socializes women to go along to get along. When women are told over and over again that they’re not allowed to feel the way they feel and that they’re being “unreasonable” or “oversensitive”, they’re conditioned to not trust their own emotions. Their behavior – being assertive, even demanding or standing up for how they feel – becomes an “inconvenience” to men and they’re taught not to give offense and to consider the feelings of others before their own."

- On Labeling Women “Crazy” | Paging Dr. NerdLove - Part 2

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"But the aching faded, too. Things get better — hurt less — over time. If you let them."

- Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

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"The idea that you’re hard to love is ludicrous."

- Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

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"For me, one of the biggest draws of the Internet has always been how I can be alone and yet find connection with other people. I am an introvert. I can fake extroversion, but it is exhausting. I prefer quiet, even when I am happily around other people. I spend an inordinate amount of time in my head. Online, I can be in my head and with interesting people. I can be alone but feel less lonely."

- Roxane Gay, "The Danger of Disclosure"

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"I’m not totally mad at you. I’m just sad. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside."

- Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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"One must bear in mind the odd angle or slant that the rays of love have to take in order to reach a heart like mine."

- Saul Bellow, Humboldt’s Gift

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