“He loved books; books are cold but safe friends.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.

“Like cubic zirconia, I only look real. I’m an imposter. The fact is, I am not like other people.”

Augusten Burroughs, Dry

But I think if any song can touch the heart, then one should value it.

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“She had a laugh that hinted it had rolled around once or twice in the mud.”

Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

Self-control is the weakest of all things in one whose mind is not possessed by wisdom.