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    Kessa ran her fingers over her stomach. Flat. But was it flat enough? Not quite. She still had some way to go. Just to be safe, she told herself. Still, it was nice the way her pelvic bones rose like sharp hills on either side of her stomach. I love bones. Bones are beautiful.
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: beautiful 
     
    How silly people were to eat. They thought they needed food for energy, but they didn't. Energy came from will, from self-control.
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: people  thoughts  food  energy 
     
    From the newsstands a dozen models smiled up at her from a dozen magazine covers, smiled in thin-faced, high-cheekboned agreement to Kessa's new discovery. They knew the secret too. They knew thin was good, thin was strong; thin was safe.
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: secret  discovery 
     
    Soon I'll be thinner than all of you, she swore to herself. And then I'll be the winner. The thinner is the winner.
    — Steven Levenkron
    She'd lost two more pounds. A picture of the models she'd cut out of the magazine flashed through Kessa's mind. And the winner is... seventy-three!
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: lost  mind  pounds 
     
    Kessa began to cut her meat into tiny pieces. As a whole it was unmanageable, frightening; but divided and arranged, the meat could be controlled. She cut four pieces. She'd count to four between each bite.
    — Steven Levenkron
    She ran her hands over her body as if to bid it good-bye. The hipbones rising from a shrunken stomach were razor-sharp. Would they be lost in a sea of fat? She counted her ribs bone by bone. Where would they go?
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: body  lost 
     
    She began to be reassured by these pains, tangible symbols of her success in becoming thinner than anyone else. Her only identity was being "the skinniest." She had to feel it.
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: pain  identity  success 
     
    Repetition brings familiarity, and familiarity is the opposite of the unknown.
    — Steven Levenkron
    Self-mutilation is a frightening barrier that keeps us from seeing a person who is lost, in pain, and in desperate need of help.
    — Steven Levenkron
    tags: people  pain  lost  help  seeing 
     
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