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I love you," he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.


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Jacob’s concept: The concept of Asperger’s is like a flavoring added to a person and although my...
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You can't be real," Delilah murmurs.
"Says who?" I ask. "Did you really think that a story exi...
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We'd sit with a big bowl of popcorn, wrapped together in a queen-size blanket, and would escape to a...
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Just so you know, when they say "once upon a time"....they're lying. It's not once upon a time. Its ...
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Stars are fires that burn for thousands of years. Some of them burn slow and long, like red dwarfs. ...
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The thing that most people didn't understand...was that a rape victim and a victim of a fatal accide...
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It was so damn hard to find love in this world, to locate someone who could make you feel that there...
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Being adopted felt like reading a book that had the first chapter ripped out. You might be enjoying ...
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Even if we have grown so far apart that we don't recognize each other when we pass, we have this lif...
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Sometimes there aren't words. The silence between us is flung wide as an ocean. But I manage to reac...
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A lie took two parties - the weaver of the tale and the sucker who so badly wanted to believe it.
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I didn't think i could possibly love another baby as much as I loved the one I'd already had," I con...
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if there isn’t a them, there can’t be an us.
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The apple . . . came before Adam and Eve in the story of creation. It had to have been there at leas...
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I have a sister, so I know-that relationship, it's all about fairness: you want your sibling to have...
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Do you know how sometimes - when you are riding your bike and you start skidding across sand, or whe...
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It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened whe...
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I shouldn't have eavesdropped, but sometimes, that's the only way to find out the truth.
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You don't love someone because they're perfect," she says. "You love them in spite of the fact that ...
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Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that th...
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It's never the differences between people that surprise us. It's the things that, against all odds, ...
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You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank p...
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You’ll tell yourself anything you have to, to pretend that you’re still the one in control.
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The first question she was asked was What do you do? as if that were enough to define you. Nobody ev...
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Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing somethin...
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They're fake bullets, so why do I feel like Im bleeding out?
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What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on...
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There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition...
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Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under...
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...People do belong to each other. Once you make a sacrifice for someone, you own part of his or her...
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words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that ...
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I feel I'm able to get rid of any demons lurking in my psyche through my writing, which leaves m...
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Parenting is really just a matter of tracking, of hoping your kids do not get so far ahead you can n...
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I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them....
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I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I shou...
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I know what it's like to start something and have it suddenly grow out of control. And you want to g...
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But love wasn't about sacrifice, and it wasn't about falling short of someone's expectations. By def...
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Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how be...
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Edward: You know what the difference is between a dream and a goal? he used to say to me. A plan.
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Life is not a plot; it's in the details.
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Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one tells you,' she said. 'When you deliver ...
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No, honestly, my mouth shouldn't be able to function unless my brain's engaged.
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The hardest part about being back in the human world was relearning emotion. Everything a wolf does ...
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You figured that the only way I'd be happy is if I did the things you thought would be best for me.
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I don't know whether you can look at your past and find, woven like the hidden symbols on a treasure...
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A photo says, you were happy, and I wanted to catch that. A photo says, you were so important to me ...
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I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to mea...
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When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.
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When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if h...
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I ...understand how a parent might hit a child- it's because you can look into their eyes and see a ...
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Nobody wants to admit to this, but bad things will keep on happening. Maybe that's beause it's all a...
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You know how sometimes, your life is so perfect you’re afraid for the next moment, because it coul...
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