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You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in someone else’s poison – thinking you can cure them by sharing it – you will instead store it within you.

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You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in ...
I left you because I knew I could never change you. You would stand in the room so still sometimes, as if the greatest betrayal of yourself ...
She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.
There was a time when mapmakers named the places they travelled through with the names of lovers rather than their own.
She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.
I left you because I knew I could never change you. You would stand in the room so still sometimes, as if the greatest betrayal of yourself ...
You would stand in the room so still sometimes, so wordless sometimes, as if the greatest betrayal of yourself would be to reveal one more i...
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
I have learned that when sadness comes to visit me, all I can do is say ‘I see you.’ I spend some time with it, get up, and say goodbye. I d...
She wanted to say ‘Don’t leave me,’ but she couldn’t do it, not again. She was so tired of begging people to love her.
If you don’t want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.
Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.