Postcards from the Edge Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Postcards from the Edge
″‘We live in America,’ he said. ‘Everyone who speaks English understands you. How they interpret you is something else.‘”
“From here on out, there’s just reality. I think that’s what maturity is: a stoic response to endless reality. But then, what do I know?”
“Instant gratification takes too long.”
“Actually, I am a failed anorexic. I have anorexic thinking, but I can’t seem to muster the behavior”
“She wanted so to be tranquil, to be someone who took walks in the late-afternoon sun, listening to the birds and crickets and feeling the whole world breathe. Instead, she lived in her head like a madwoman locked in a tower, hearing the wind howling through her hair and waiting for someone to come and rescue her from feeling things so deeply that her bones burned. She had plenty of evidence that she had a good life. She just couldn’t feel the life she had. It was as though she had cancer of the perspective.”
“Guys are great before you know who they are. They’re great when you’re still with who they might be.”
″‘I’m not a box,’ she said ‘I don’t have sides. This is it. One side fits all. This is it.‘”
“Religion is the opiate of the masses. I did masses of opiates religiously.”
“Sometimes I feel like I’ve got my nose pressed up against the window of a bakery, only I’m the bread.”
“The thing about having it all is, it should include having the ability to have it all. Maybe there are some people who know how to have it all. They’re probably off in a group somewhere, laughing at those of us who have it all but don’t know how to.”
“My life is like a lone, forgotten Q-Tip in the second-to-last drawer.”
“There are two things that I know for certain guys are good for: pushing swings and killing insects.”
“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”
“I envy people who have the capacity to sit with another human being and find them endlessly interesting, I would rather watch TV. Of course this becomes eventually known to the other person.”
“You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn’t call for it?”
“What worries me is, what if this guy is really the one for me and I just haven’t had enough therapy yet for me to be comfortable with having found him.”
“The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt.”
“My inner world seems largely to consist of three rotating emotions: embarrassment, rage, and tension. Sometimes I feel excited, but I think that’s just positive tension.”
“Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.”
“I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.”

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