Sometimes words are beautiful enough to make me feel alive. I composed this a la Slaughterhouse90210. She has a book (Slaughterhouse 90210) and a blog (slaughterhouse90210.tumblr.com) and you should go check out both!
  1. "When you are this cold you can think about nothing but the cold, the images hitting your eyes like needles, crystals, you are happy."
    Margaret Atwood
  2. "Bad things happen and then they're over, but where do they go? Are they ours forever, leaching under our skin?"
    Megan Abbott
  3. "I say, leave me alone, this is my winter, I will stay here if I choose."
    Margaret Atwood
  4. "This would be hard for you if you were weak but you're not weak."
    Anne Carson
  5. "Yesterday my friend, the most beautiful woman I know, was speaking of sadness, and just for a moment I thought if I were that beautiful I'd never be sad about anything, but then I felt ashamed because I know sadness is an equal-opportunity emotion and despair can lead you around by the nose no matter who you are."
    Susan Wood
  6. "I am not a woman, but the light that falls on this gate, on this ground. I am the seasons, I think sometimes, January, May, November; the mud, the mist, the dawn."
    Virginia Woolf
  7. "I am like a room where things once happened and now nothing does, except the pollen of weeds that grow up outside the window, blowing in as dust across the floor."
    Margaret Atwood
  8. "You fit into me like a hook into an eye. A fish hook. An open eye."
    Margaret Atwood
  9. "I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I'm here."
    Sylvia Plath
  10. "I got into bed even though it was barely eight and my husband sat beside the bed like he was well and I was ill and I began to feel that way-my illness became truer and truer, grew large, filled the room, filled my body, filled my recent and deeper past. When had I become so ill? Had I always been this way?"
    Catherine Lacey
  11. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
    Maya Angelou
  12. "'You remember too much,' my mother said to me recently. 'Why hold onto all that?' And I said, 'Where can I put it down?'"
    Anne Carson
  13. "Continue to share your heart with people even if it's broken."
    Amy Poehler
  14. "A man takes his sadness down to the river and throws it in the river but then he's still left with the river. A man takes his sadness and throws it away but then he's still left with his hands."
    Richard Siken
  15. "And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good."
    John Steinbeck