I appreciate your candor, but it is none of my business what you think of me.
questionableadvice:

~ The Book of This and That, by Robert Lynd, 1915

questionableadvice:

~ The Book of This and That, by Robert Lynd, 1915

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questionableadvice:

~ Etiquette at College, by Nellie Ballou, 1925

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It is less painful, it turns out, to feel betrayed than to feel forgotten.
"The Examined Life," Stephen Grosz, on paranoia, p 83 of hardcover

Chapter 1: In which I conclude I am not as captivating as ____ & then chastise myself for even making the comparison.

I am retreating into silence as a defensive move," he wrote. Soon he was down to uttering just five words, and only to guards: yes; no; please; thank you. "I am surprised by the amount of respect this garners me. That silence intimidates puzzles me. Silence is to me normal, comfortable.

mutatis mutandis

carnetimaginaire:

Fantastic Fungi: The Forbidden Fruit

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artsyrabbits:

Nyam- Osoryn Tsultem

Ensemble of the Clouds

1977

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I don’t know why I ended up here, really …” Ballard comments. “Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one’s got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one’s freedom.