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Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
—  J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
The truth just hurts less when it is not parading around in front of us. See, I only doused myself in gasoline when you handed me that match because I was tired of being a metaphor. I mean, why is it always about burning? We never did find that bridge. Never did burn it down.
—  Sabrina Benaim, How to Unfold a Memory
  • Rick: Wanna get ice cream? Celebrate the good father/daughter bond we have?
  • 10 yr o Beth: Hooray!
  • Beth: Wait, is this going to be like that time you promised to take me ice skating, and I got really excited about the ice skating, but then instead of ice skating, you left me at home so you could go to the strip club and then you took the strippers ice skating?
  • Rick: No
  • Beth: ...Then hooray!