Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
Ok. You fuck me, then snub me. You love me, you hate me. You show me a sensitive side, then you turn into a total asshole. Is this a pretty accurate description of our relationship.
Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.
If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.
A girl calls and asks, "Does it hurt very much to die?" "Well, sweetheart," I tell her, "yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.
The things you used to own, now they own you.
You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.
You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
I don't want to die without any scars.
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.
What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure.' A spinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.
If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.
It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display.
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom really is the amount of press coverage.
People fall so in love with their pain, they can't leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.
I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
If you don't know what you want," the doorman said, "you end up with a lot you don't.
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired.
We'll never be as young as we are tonight.
Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.
You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth.