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I have too much homework to watch M*A*S*H yet, so I settle down at the kitchen table and I face it. -- A.s. King
She wore too much eyeliner then, at age thirteen, and now, at eighteen, she wears so much black under her eyes, she looks like a slutty linebacker raccoon. -- A.s. King
The absence of violence is not love. -- A.s. King
I can't stop myself from reaching for the bottle that's under my seat. I've gone all night without a sip, but it's not about being addicted. It's about being told what to do my whole life and doing it and then losing everything anyway. -- A.s. King
It occurs to me if we kissed now, we'd be like a folded map of America. My Pennsylvania scab next to her New Jersey black eye. I wonder, then, how many other kids could join in. Where are the Montanas and the Colorados? Where is the Vermont? Florida? How many maps would we make? -- A.s. King
Look, this is a loan. I don't know if love is something I will run out of one day. I don't know if I should be giving it all to you guys or not. Today, I feel like maybe I should have kept some for myself for days when no one else loves me. -- A.s. King
I stare out the window and smile because just dreaming it is nice ... even if it doesn't happen. Just dreaming it is nice. -- A.s. King
Is it okay to lie in order to be happy? -- A.s. King
It also makes my father right again. How will I ever soar with the eagles if I'm surrounded by turkeys? -- A.s. King
My toaster could have a soul,and the walnut grove to the east of my house could be just a bunch of trees or could be made from the atoms of Elvis or Mussolini.Why not? -- A.s. King
Don't judge. I'm not getting drunk. I'm coping. -- A.s. King
Instead of replying with my usual open-your-mind speech, I send love to my mother. Mom, I love you even though you are a critical, unforgiving horror show. This casserole sucks, but I like the way you roasted the walnuts. -- A.s. King
You are not your virginity. You are a human being. The state of your hymen has nothing to do with your worth. -- A.s. King
I guess it was hard for him to look at the logic behind the draft lotteries, because that same logic had taken away his father. And, anyway, what's so logical about the day you were born deciding when you might die? That's just a cruel joke, as I see it. -- A.s. King
Humans don't trust anything-because that's their nature. Half of them have gut feelings they continually ignore. It's not their fault. Instinct rarely fits on the pages of a day planner, and even if it did, human beings would manage to complicate the hell out of it. -- A.s. King
Should is a dirty word. No one should do anything for you.You deserve nothing more then what you earn.
Reality Boy is not angry, though. Because Reality Boy knows he deserves all kind of shit he never got -- A.s. King
Dad smiles at me. I suddenly feel so stupid for giving up eating when I was thirteen. The ants say: Forget about it. We're all larvae once. -- A.s. King
This is where the runaway train started down the track. I was inside the dining car enjoying a plate of cookies or something. I didn't feel it then. But the train had been boarded on Saturday night when we drank the bat. And this was the beginning of its journey. Right here. -- A.s. King
I only hope that for right now, you remember that there is no place for hate in a happy life. I don't care who you are, where you come from or what God you believe in. I can guarantee you that if you hate, you will never achieve true happiness. -- A.s. King
You two would make a cute couple, she says as she passes by with a full dough tray in her arms. I don't know why she says it. We aren't doing anything but folding boxes with the other drivers and telling dirty jokes.
But we would.
We would make a cute couple. -- A.s. King
On one hand, it's nice on the other side. Secrets don't exist. There's nothing to ignore, and no destiny. On the other hand, the same thing is possible in life, if only we'd start paying attention to the right stuff. -- A.s. King
We're alive. We have words and shapes and ideas. We will throw them at you when you do not believe. We will throw our love and our hate and our failure and success. We'll split in two right in front of you and be our best and our worst. We'll lie and tell the truth. -- A.s. King
Ready for the big Day of Tolerance?" she asks. "Are you kidding?" I ask. "I'd rather poke my eyes out with dull forks. But we have to do what we have to do, right?" Kristina nods. "I say we tolerate the shit out of it." - Ask the Passengers -- A.s. King
I was also built from delusional optimism and folly. -- A.s. King
I don't know. It'd be nice if my mom stopped being sarcastic about my future. It's like she wants me to go to jail or something." Oh God. "Oh God." I say.
I feel like throwing up. How did I not see that before?
Fuck -- A.s. King
Oh. I get it now. God had Nader beat my ass and my mom leave my dad just so Jodi could learn how to chop onions and use a propane grill. Great. Awesome. -- A.s. King
Here's to bullshit. -- A.s. King
Only you can allow yourself to be angry. -- A.s. King
New skin is a miracle. It's proof that we can heal. -- A.s. King
You know that saying about how you don't know what you have until it's gone? I already did know what I had, and now that she's gone, I know even more. -- A.s. King
That's the point. Blood is the point.
B-L-O-O-D I-S T-H-E P-O-I-N-T
If I could bleed out the Crapper into the ring, I'd do it.
If I could bleed out everything that's wrong with my life, I'd bleed until I was empty -- A.s. King
But that's a side effect of alcohol, isn't it? Stopping to think about other people is not on the bar menu. -- A.s. King
I learned in English class about surrealists. It was the first time I wanted to throw myself up so I could be marked present. Surrealism turns the whole world upside down. -- A.s. King
I wished I could take her to the library and hand her over to the librarians. Please teach her about everything, I'd say. -- A.s. King
Suicide isn't something people do to hurt other people. It's something people do to release themselves from pain. -- A.s. King
Maybe if I hadn't been so hell-bent on not becoming my parents, I could have saved Charlie. Maybe I would have been his girlfriend. Maybe we could have gotten married and been happy, regardless of who our parents were and what they did to each other. -- A.s. King
I look back at Danny and I think about what Ginny said to me: Friends act like friends. My stomach tightens. -- A.s. King
I'll just be another human on a planet full of humans, but better equipped because I have demands.
For my family.
For my life.
For the world.
What acceptable behay-vyah.
What acceptable behay-vyah -- A.s. King
As I drive home, I picture other signs- one for everyone who has a secret. Bill Corso's would say, I CAN'T READ, BUT I CAN THROW A FOOTBALL. Mr. Shunk's would read, I WISH I COULD TOSS YOU ALL ON AN ISLAND BY YOURSELVES. Dad's would read, I HATE MYSELF FOR NO GOOD REASON.
My Idea grows. -- A.s. King
Maybe if people weren't so careless, then nothing would need to be caged. -- A.s. King
I'd rather feel something for real than pretend it's not what it is. -- A.s. King
The world will be upside down forever. We just have to come to terms with that. -- A.s. King
I am not retarded.
My mother has a screw loose.
She needs me to be dumb so Tasha will be happy.
She wanted Lisi not to go to college so Tasha would be happy.
Fuck. -- A.s. King
I place us where we are a happy couple who are madly in love, and we are kissing the way people kiss on their wedding day. With joy and relief and love. Without guilt. Without Shame. -- A.s. King
She talks about how she can't exercise because of the ailments-a bad back, sore knees, breathing difficulties-all caused by her weight gain. -- A.s. King
I get the urge to feel it, too, so when she takes her hand away, I turn her toward me and I feel the edges of New Jersey. I kiss Hoboken and Atlantic City. I kiss Newark and Trenton. I kiss Camden, and then I follow the road west, over the Walt Whitman Bridge into Pennsylvania. And I kiss home. -- A.s. King
If only you'd stop thinking there's such a thing as perfect, then you'd feel a lot better about yourself. -- A.s. King
Mom walked out on us, remember? Because she never got over her own baggage, not because of you or me, right? -- A.s. King
I miss him so much, but it's confusing, because I missed him long before he was dead, and that's the bitch of it all. I missed him long before he was dead. -- A.s. King
She called it baggage. You're scared to open your suitcases and see what your mother packed. -- A.s. King
Is love something that will always be available? Will it always be confined and untrustworthy like it feels today? Is there enough to go around? Am I wasting mine on strangers? -- A.s. King
Sarah. Sarah. Sarah. I can't get away from myself. -- A.s. King
I wish we could go back in time and climb trees together again. I love you, Vera. I always will. -- A.s. King
But they keep saving me because they know I stand for something. They're just not sure what yet.
-The Pagoda -- A.s. King
But it feels good to love a thing and not expect anything back. It feels good to not get an argument or any pushiness or any rumors or any bullshit. It's love without strings. It's ideal. -- A.s. King
EVERYONE deserves to be happy. But no one gets there by freaking out or sulking or running. So. Here's a tissue. Clean yourself up and start back at the beginning. -- A.s. King
I have wrinkles. I am not tortured by them. I am no one special and so what if I have wrinkles? One day I will be no one special and be dead. -- A.s. King
Have you ever loved somebody?" I ask him.
"Does it always hurt so much?" I ask,
"When does it hurt?" he asks.
"All the time."
"I'm not sure that's love," he says, "You may be sick. -- A.s. King
Blowing up isn't always external. It's not always easy to hear or see. Synapses fire every day in my brain. Thinking is just like exploding until it eventually scars you and you can't interact with people anymore. It's like one big, final detonation. -- A.s. King
There is a moment in every photograph's life when it has been exposed but not developed. The light from the enlarger has shone through the negative and made its impression on the paper, but without the magic of developer, the paper will stay white and no one will ever see what that impression is. -- A.s. King
Some of you have it ingrained in you. You weren't born with it. No baby has hate for anything. We were all babies once, right? This little guy doesn't care what country you were born in or what religion you might practice or how much you weigh or who you might love. -- A.s. King
Humans want to conquer everyone they can, and buy everything they see. I think this is because humans have forgotten how to be happy. It's not their fault - it's not easy figuring out how to be happy in these days of anything-but-moderation. -- A.s. King
Lara Jones never fails to tell me that my reading about war makes me weird, but I can't get her fascination with reading abour fairies and wizards, so I guess that makes us even. -- A.s. King
Because we were suffering.
Lisi and I told you.
You asked and we told you.
And even though you knew and didn't do anything to help me, I'm okay. And I want you to know I hope you're okay, too.
Sincerely, Gerald Faust -- A.s. King
Somewhere in every mind is an opening to crawl through. -- A.s. King
Could I ever respect myself again if I stooped to their level? -- A.s. King
Well, if it's as easy as catching my future from a blood relative, then I guess I'm due to be a drunk, pregnant, dropout stripper any day now. -- A.s. King
If Darla's question was Why do people take pictures?, then what sort of answer was that? Or were pictures like that why Darla was asking in the first place?
I say to the empty room, "I take pictures because sometimes I can't find the words to say what I want to say. -- A.s. King
I knew that once I went looking, I'd need a man like Dad - dependable and respectful toward women, and not into porn or weird rich old guys who bought teenage kids' underwear. -- A.s. King
You'll never lose me, Vera. I'm the Great Hunter now. -- A.s. King
No patience. No kisses. No hugs. Just a tweezers and some rubbing alcohol, and a stinging sensation that never goes away. -- A.s. King
Even though I know that breaking your brain is the same as breaking your arm, I'm still ashamed that my brain is broken. -- A.s. King
Since that day I saw you in chemistry class with thatt canary yellow shirt, I wanted to make every day Christmas for you. -- A.s. King
I want my life to be easier than this. I mean, I know I'm not some starving kid who has to wash clothes in the Ganges for a nickel, but today just sucks. -- A.s. King
I used to love school until everybody got old enough to point and laugh. -- A.s. King
He digs out a fortune cookie fortune from his mouth, as if his mouth has a pocket. It says THE SIMPLEST ANSWER IS TO ACT. He hands it to me. I nod and put the fortune in my own mouth pocket. -- A.s. King
I am the barrier between the bullshit that falls from the sky and the humans who do not want bullshit on their pantsuits. In eight days of riding around, that's what I've discovered. It's raining bullshit. Probably all the time. -- A.s. King
I demand to break rule number #5
I demand to kiss her today. Right now, even. -- A.s. King
I didn't think about anything past tomorrow because anything past tomorrow was just like cloud busting - it depended soley on the person looking at the clouds and it could rain any minute. -- A.s. King
I don't even use the stupid shampoo. -- A.s. King
Do you think we'll get married one day?" I said.
"To each other?" Charlie asked.
"No, silly. I mean to other people." (But really, I'd meant to each other.) -- A.s. King
You're right. Sorry. So-don't you think they'd notice you more if you smiled and seemed happier? -- A.s. King
There is something magical about the world at night. Sitting at the dining room table, sipping a glass of iced tea, I can totally understand why Dad gets up so early. Minutes seem to last longer when the rest of the world is asleep. -- A.s. King
I wish for world peace, because it's about as likely to occur anything else I can wish for. -- A.s. King
I had so many things to say.
I had so many things to say -- A.s. King
It's like Gone with the Wind or something. Strictly the 1939 brand of slapping. It only works because the slapper loves the slapee, and the slappee knows it. -- A.s. King
We all had our collective heads in the oven. -- A.s. King
And i wish I didn't have to lie so much. I don't think Frank Socrates would approve of all this lying.
I think Frank would want me to cause a lot more trouble than that. -- A.s. King
Fuck this shit!" I yell after him.
He nods and I can hear him as I walk away. "Fuck this shit! -- A.s. King
Loving Vera Dietz was the scariest thing that ever happened to me. -- A.s. King
She looked into space a lot, didn't say much, and kissed my father when midnight came, as if she were punching a time card. -- A.s. King
I have gone from invisible Vera Dietz to invincible Vera Dietz. -- A.s. King
Maybe smiling at people would be my new revenge on the bullshit world. -- A.s. King
Did all outcasts come to this realization at a certain point in life? That being outcast from a bogus and pornographic society actually was a good thing? I hoped so. I hoped there was an army of us out there, smiling about it that very moment. -- A.s. King
But I don't ask him anything, because he's driving with that weird fake-happy look on his face, as if he's about to chop me up into little pieces and feed me to a tiger. -- A.s. King
I will do great things.
You will do great things.
Most people can't handle that.
Can you? -- A.s. King
It's a question. And I'm answering it. But I don't know the answer yet, and I'm sorry. -- A.s. King
It didn't work. It didn't work because I knew not to give the best of myself to the worst of people. -- A.s. King
Listen to me. They may control what you do, but no one can pee on your soul without your permission. -- A.s. King
I try to find some pity for Tasha. I don't have any. I try to steal some from how I feel about my mom, but there isn't enough to share it.
I scream, "Fuck this shit!" and kick the chair over. Then I go looking for Hannah -- A.s. King
Is it okay to hate a dead kid? Even if you loved him once? Even if he was my best friend? Is it okay to hate him for being dead? -- A.s. King
And so I went to my room and took a nap. A ten year long nap. The Gerald who didn't have to do anything he didn't want to do has taken a ten-year long nap.
The Gerald who had control over his life is awake again.
How did you sleep? -- A.s. King
That realization: Her love was a lie, just like everything else was.
The day I'd be old enough to handle it: my seventeenth birthday -- A.s. King
There is nothing more disappointing than the coolest kid in the whole world turning drama queen on you. -- A.s. King
What Vera doesn't know is: I'd kill to be a pickle on her Big Mac - ground to relish between her perfect white teeth.
I'd kill to be a bug she squishes with her holey Army-issue combat boot.
But she's too good for me. She always was. -- A.s. King
I'm sorry, but I don't get it. If we're supposed to ignore everything that's wrong with our lives, then I can't see how we'll ever make things right. -- A.s. King
Cancer doesn't give a shit how much you want to live. If it wants to kill you, it will. -- A.s. King
I feel like during the night, a family of raccoons built a nest in my head and then got diarrhea there. I think this is called a hangover, but I can't be sure. -- A.s. King
She said, 'This will be a time of asking questions and not rushing to answer them. A time of poking holes in your own theories. A time of thinking and not knowing. -- A.s. King
The youth choir is up onstage now, in flowing white gowns, and they're singing something in the key of goose-bumps. -- A.s. King
What does a boy who' witnessed what Charlie's witnessed know about trust? How does a boy like that discern right from wrong? -- A.s. King
They don't know what love is. Here they learn what hate is, and I am so sad that they might never know love because hate came first. -- A.s. King
I'm not questioning *my* sexuality as much as I'm questioning the strict definitions and boxes of all *sexualities* and why we care so much about other people's intimate business. -- A.s. King
You can't demand that other people have manners. You can hope it, though. -- A.s. King
I guess when you believe the word of a complete liar, logic doesn't come into it. -- A.s. King
The willow is green; flowers are read. The flower is not red; nor is the willow green. Same went for Charlie. Charlie was my friend; he was very nice to me. Charlie was not my friend; nor was he very nice to me. -- A.s. King
People believe it because people are stupid. Apparently, that's adequate now. -- A.s. King
We are all made from star dust and we will all return to star dust, like a cosmic palindrome. -- A.s. King
What occurs to me at this second is this: There is a huge world out there. I only know my dumb family and my dumb house and my dumb school and my dumb job. But there is a huge world out there ... and most of it is underwater. -- A.s. King
He said, "Charlie isn't like us, you know?" and I knew what he meant, but somehow it was that not-like-us that made me love Charlie more. -- A.s. King
But what's crazy and what's sane when everything is possible and yet nothing ever happens? -- A.s. King
I don't smile. I have all these thoughts. Crazy thoughts. Like, on the one hand, I want to kiss her passionately, like they do in movies, and just paralyze her with the feeling of how much I want to take care of her -- A.s. King
Before Max Black, the future seemed boring and there wasn't much to think about. After Max Black, it was like I was looking at a negative, a stack of photographic paper, a jar full of emulsion, a paintbrush, and trays full of chemistry. There was now so much to do.
So much to do. -- A.s. King
I love vocab. It's like spelunking in a cave you've been in your whole life and discovering a thousand new tunnels. -- A.s. King
Friends act like friends -- A.s. King
Here's my using dickwad in a sentence. Greg is such a dickwad, he locks his car in the Pagoda Pizza parking lot. (No. That isn't a real Vocab word.) -- A.s. King
Hey - the whole freaking world was built from delusional optimism and folly. What makes you so special? We're all just making it up as we go along. No one really knows what they're doing. Anyone who tells you otherwise is talking out of their butt. -- A.s. King
We're all just making it up as we go along. No one really knows what they're doing. -- A.s. King
It seems the older people get, the more shit they ignore. Or, like Dad, they pay attention to stuff that distracts them from the more important things that they're ignoring. -- A.s. King
I realized too late that gossip can't kill you unless you let it. -- A.s. King
No. Frank Socrates doesn't have conditions, because he's dead. He loves me unconditionally. -- A.s. King
I remember asking everyone else in my life for forgiveness, but I realize I never asked myself. -- A.s. King
They disappear and it echoes.
I'd really like to talk about it now -- A.s. King
The willow is green; flowers are red. The flower is not red; nor is the willow green. -- A.s. King
Maybe most other people are messed up, too. It just wasn't aired on TV. -- A.s. King
The ants say: aren't we all bleeding a little? -- A.s. King
I want to tell her that the only thing you get from walling yourself in is empty. -- A.s. King
You're not being dramatic. This hurts. -- A.s. King
The simplest answer is to act. -- A.s. King
How can we say nobody's perfect if there is no perfect to compare to? Perfection implies that there really is a right and wrong way to be. And what type of perfection is the best type? Moral perfection? Aesthetic? Physiological? Mental? -- A.s. King
I am as blank as a piece of white paper in a world with no pencils. -- A.s. King
he stopped and eyed Bill Corso
if you choose to just sit here like a bored jungle gorilla, you will have to write out this quote as many times as you can during the next hour. -- A.s. King
School is the same as anything else. You do it because you're told to do it when you're little enough to listen. You continue because someone told you it was important. It's like you're a train in a tunnel. Graduation is the light at the end. -- A.s. King
I want to be the joint that she smokes so that we can finally talk about
everything without having to use words, because I will be a drug in her brain. -- A.s. King
The ants say: Dude. You have to copy off people to clap? What's wrong with you, kid? -- A.s. King
And if any of you has a problem with any of it, then it's *your* problem. Being gay is hard enough without having to worry about your family being weird about it. -- A.s. King
My eyelids get heavy, and i feel an instant urge to make today disappear by falling asleep until it's tomorrow. But i can't move. -- A.s. King
By shooting the darkest areas three zones lighter, you turned a black, lifeless max black zone 0 into a zone 3.
I think, in life, most of us did this all the time. -- A.s. King
Voice mail was invented by confident people to make unconfident people say stupid shit that gets taped and haunts us forever. -- A.s. King
..love doesn't just show up and disappear, Not real love. -- A.s. King
I picked up my camera and held it at arm's length and took a picture of myself not caring. I called it: Glory Doesn't Care. -- A.s. King
The trick is remembering that change is as easy as you make it. The trick is remembering that you are the boss of you. -- A.s. King
I am slowely realizing that Ginny's parents are from tjhe planet Wow, Really? The ants weigh in: I tjhink you meant the planet Fucking Asshole. -- A.s. King
How many things do I have to invent in my head to survive this? -- A.s. King
I don't have enough gross words in my gross vocabulary to describe how gross that gross thought is. Gross. -- A.s. King
I look at myself in the mirror and ask, What are your demands, Reality Boy? -- A.s. King
We're sitting there, her smoking, me watching her smoke, and it's too quiet, so I do what I've done my whole life when it's too quiet. I say something really stupid. -- A.s. King
She's like a kindness ninja. Sneaking around in order to help people. -- A.s. King
It's where my mother hopes to read classic novels again one day when she isn't working nine days a week, -- A.s. King
I didn't have the time to slice a hundred shallow cuts into his lips and make him suck limes. I was too busy to make him swallow oiled musket balls. I had more important things to think about now and a lot to do. -Saffron in Dust of 100 Dogs -- A.s. King
Isn't it funny how we live inside the lies we believe? -- A.s. King
When they torture me, they show they're weak. When I survive, I show them I'm stronger. -- A.s. King
The world is full of assholes. What are you doing to make sure you're not one of them? -- A.s. King
I think today is already sucky enough without splinters in my ass. -- A.s. King
But I'm not just my genes, Dad. -- A.s. King
School's important at the moment.
Unsexiest statement ever. -- A.s. King
Never forget it. But stop living there. Live here, in the present. Think forward to your future. -- A.s. King
Are there baby steps toward complete loserdom, and if so, how many are there to go? -- A.s. King
I reminded myself that the one thing Jenny Flick couldn't buy, no matter what she used as currency, was a ticket to drive on the high road next to people like me. -- A.s. King
Smile, son! That's the ticket out! -- A.s. King
I think back to the last thing Dave said to me and try to imagine what escaping oxygen would look like. It looks a lot like drowning. -- A.s. King
They stop and say hello, and then once you pass they talk the back off you like you were nothing. They assess your outfit, your hairstyle, and they garble what you say so it comes out ugly. -- A.s. King
I wager that most human beings do five things a day they cannot logically explain. -- A.s. King
It's like I'm a little me inside the big me and I'm holding an umbrella and the rain is bullshit and I am the rain and I am the bullshit. -- A.s. King
Not living your life is just like killing yourself, only it takes longer. -- A.s. King
She smiled at me, and I never forgot it. Or more accurately, I always remembered it. -- A.s. King
Because with Charlie, nothing was ever easy. Everything was windswept and octagonal and finger-combed. Everything was difficult and odd, and the theme songs all had minor chords. -- A.s. King
I think $37 and no mother and no visits or phone calls is shitty interest. -- A.s. King
The more I know people, the more I love my dog. -- A.s. King
I demand a different childhood.
I demand a mother who cares.
I demand a do-over. -- A.s. King
Because it's true. Isn't that the only reason to ever say anything? -- A.s. King
In nature, crying is okay. Waterfalls cry all the time. -- A.s. King
Who made you eat bitch for lunch? Who poured you a tall bitch beer float? Who sprinkled bacon bitch on your salad? -- A.s. King
I am equal to a baby and to a hundred year old lady. I am equal to an airline pilot and a car mechanic. I am equal to you. You are equal to me. It's that universal.
Except that it's not. -- A.s. King
The bag is me. I can't explain why the bag is me, but the bag is me. I have been swinging and I have come to a complete stop. I have no idea why. I have no idea why anything. Like, why I'm here. Or why I stopped. Or why I was swinging. -- A.s. King
I looked down mostly but when I dared look at a person, I could see their ancestors and descendants. I could see events in their past and their future. I could see their infinity, I guess. -- A.s. King
I thought I could do this alone.
I demand not to do this alone. -- A.s. King
The pastor is saying something about how Charlie was a free spirit. He was and he wasn't. He was free because on the inside he was tied up in knots. He lived hard because on the inside he was dying. Charlie made inner conflict look delicious. -- A.s. King
Most people don't think past themselves. I know that. But I want Vera to see other people. To respect other people. To realize that the whole world is not here for her. I want her to see her duty to the world, not the other way around. -- A.s. King
It's safe to tell us stuff, okay?"
This means it's not safe to tell them anything. -- A.s. King
I'm not sure I can be what they want me to be. But I'll try. -- A.s. King
I wish I could talk to twenty-three-year-old Sarah again. Ten-year-old Sarah doesn't understand my struggle. She hasn't come to this yet. She hasn't come to the place where my present means nothing but my future is all everyone talks about. Twenty-three-year-old -- A.s. King
Everybody's always looking for the person they're better than -- A.s. King
Everything was windswept and octagonal and finger-combed. -- A.s. King
My one regret was that I never photographed the bat before we drank it. -- A.s. King
Why do people think there are clear answers for things anyway? There aren't. -- A.s. King
nothing about her pain is remotely original - and yet it still hurts -- A.s. King
You're like an alcohol in my veins. -- A.s. King
Until cancer, you care about a lot of bullshit that doesn't really matter. -- A.s. King
Why trade a chance at real happiness for a misery I already knew? -- A.s. King
Today I am in control because I want to be. I have my fingers on the switch, but have lived a lifetime ignoring the control I have over my own world. Today is different. -- A.s. King
Tell that guy to kiss my white vivacious ass. He never met me. -- A.s. King
She launched the airplane and it caught a current and circled down toward the town, like a promise of something good. -- A.s. King
You is judgmental. With time, she will experience enough shit to free her own demons. -- A.s. King
I never asked her how she was, because I didn't really think about how she was. I just thought about what she thought of me. -- A.s. King