“If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.
And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.”—David Foster Wallace
It is very embarrassing to me now, mostly because it is not fully exorcised, how I often I believed that my feelings were so large that they surely meant the object of my feelings felt them too. There were so many sad text messages and coy attempts to break a silence. And I thought the silence meant that you were just waiting for me to say the right thing.
“Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.”—Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer