I want to be independent. To meet interesting people. … I just mean new people with clever things to say. Things I’ve never heard before. I want to be free. Open to whatever adventure comes along and sweeps me off my feet.

Kate Morton, The House at Riverton 

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#Yes  

allmymetaphors:

ppl always ask me ””what are you going to do with your degree”” and ""if you wanna get a PHD how do you plan on paying for it"" and ""where are you gonna move after college"" but here is the thing:

i am very powerful and cute and im gonna float through this world one day at a time. please leave me alone. 

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I will not cease to be myself for foolish people, for foolish people make harsh judgments on me. You must always be yourself no matter what the price. It is the highest form of morality.

Candy Darling

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I’m lost in a transition. The old is dead, and I don’t know what the new is. The only way to find the new is to start different things and see if there’s something that can come out of experimentation. It’s somewhat unsettling, but it’s a hopeful thing in a way. I’ve been here before, lots of times.

David Lynch 

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Do you know how they brainwash people in this country? They repeat something over and over. And that’s what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. More is good. More is good. We repeat it—and have it repeated to us—over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all of this, he has no perspective on what’s really important anymore.

Mitch Albom 

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I go MIA on people sometimes and I don’t mean it out of spite… I’m just focusing on myself, what I’m doing, and what’s my next move.

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#Yup  

By all means, very few things or activities emotionally transfix me on the whole. Feeling is rare but it’s all I can hope for. You can experience momentary likeness towards a whole range of stuff, but they usually do not hold you an emotional captive. You don’t feel truly enchanted by their nature. As I say, you can share a subtle handholding with them; You just sort of develop an interest in those. If I read a book, go to a play, see a painting, or hear a piece of music that makes me expand the parameters of my response—makes me think differently, makes me think more completely about something—then I’ve had an emotionally useful experience. That’s when I know it’s not merely a handholding, it’s a powerful grab by the entire mechanism of the soul. Otherwise, as I said, it’s merely decorative and a waste of time. Emotions; it’s all there is to it.

Edward Albee, from an interview with the Academy of Achievement, 2005 

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