“I can feel it resurfacing, that thing at the core of me that I’m always trying to control. Given enough stress and heartache, it always comes back and breaks through my facade. I’m so good at beginnings, but in the end I always seem to destroy everything, including myself.” — Kiera Van Gelder, The Buddha & The Borderline
"Borderline individuals are the psychological equivalent of third-degree-burn patients. They simply have, so to speak, no emotional skin. Even the slightest touch or movement can create immense suffering."
"This very heart which is mine will forever remain indefinable to me. Between the certainty I have of my existence and the content I try to bring to that assurance, the gap will never be filled. Forever I shall be a stranger to myself."
"I mean, if you were to find a shattered mirror, find all the pieces, all the shards and all the tiny chips, and have whatever skill and patience it took to put all that broken glass back together so that it was complete once again, the restored mirror would still be spiderwebbed with cracks, it would still be a useless glued version of its former self, which could only show fragmented reflections of anyone looking into it. Some things are beyond repair. And that was me."
Joe Hertz - At Your Touch
At Your Touch - Joe Hertz
"This is what I’m saying: you hate your life. But you don’t know what life is. Life is too huge for you to possibly hate. If you hate life, you haven’t seen enough of it. If you hate your life, it’s because your life is too small and doesn’t fit you. However big you think your life is, it’s nothing compared to what’s out there."
Augusten Burroughs, This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t
Today I learned that the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho (and HunterxHunter), Yoshihiro Togashi is married to Naoko Takeuchi, the creator of Sailor Moon.
I want to see both of these shows combined into one mega show now.
"The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It’s not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work."
"Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world as it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not, not some other way."