it scares me that you never know what someone is thinking or feeling towards you and everything that they say could be one massive lie
Have you ever analyzed things to the degree where you can’t really remember the difference between what’s real and what you’ve created in your head?
— Edie Sedgwick
I was thinking how amazing it was that the world contained so many lives. Out in these streets people were embroiled in a thousand different matters, money problems, love problems, school problems. People were falling in love, getting married, going to drug rehab, learning how to ice-skate, getting bifocals, studying for exams, trying on clothes, getting their hair-cut and getting born. And in some houses people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered.
— Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (via themoonsofjupiter)