I love the way you loved your favourite toy as a kid. It was an unconditional and intangible kind of love. I let it echo through me everyday, 24-7, on repeat. It’s made my life difficult and my choices fickle. But I keep pressing forward with this love because it’s the only thing real to me. And that says a lot about me. The only thing I find real is the one thing that doesn’t actually exist in the relative dimensions of time and space. I know for a fact that no one can or will love the way I do. And I swear to God, that’s probably a good thing.
— The Letter
The world is a very puzzling place. If you’re not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else’s mind.
Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present. The name for this denial is ‘golden age thinking’ - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one one’s living in. It’s a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.
— Midnight in Paris
The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something (s)he may never get.
— Joanna Hoffman