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Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.
I worried so much about how I looked and whether I was doing things right, I felt half the time I was impersonating a girl instead of really being one.
There is nothing perfect...only life.
My mother's life was way too heavy for me.
And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.
We are so limited, you have to use the same word for loving Rosaleen as you do for loving Coke with peanuts. Isn't that a shame we don't have many more ways to say it?
It takes so much energy to keep things at bay.
My mother was a good Catholic -- she went to mass twice a week at St. Mary's in Richmond, but my father was an Orthodox Eclectic.
I'm tired of carrying around the weight of the world. I'm just going to lay it down now. It's my time to die, and it's your time to live. Don't mess it up.
I can't think of anything I'd rather have more than somebody lovin' me.
People can start out one way, and by the time life gets through with them they end up completely different.
The whole problem with people is they know what matters but they don't choose it. ~Secret Lives of Bees
I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.
It occurred to them for the first time in their lives that what's divine can come in dark skin.
Depressed people do things they wouldn't ordinarily do.
Up until then I'd thought that white people and colored people getting alone was the big aim, but after that I decided everybody being colorless together was a better plan.
Actually, you can be bad at something...but if you love doing it, that will be enough. - August Boatwright
I was wishing I had a story like that one to live inside me with so much loudness you could pick it up on a stethoscope.
Have you ever noticed the more you try not to think, the more elaborate your thinking episodes get?
Every living creature on the earth is special. You want to be the one that puts an end to one of them?
If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.
Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now
He'd gone to church for forty years and was only getting worse. It seemed like this should tell God something.