—From The Psychology of Romantic Love by Nathaniel Branden, who’s mostly an asshole but I’ll give him this point. Also, have I mentioned that I’m so in love I feel constantly like weeping and/or vomiting? Also, have I mentioned that I’m only keeping this blog going because I need somewhere to post quotes I like?
—Owen Jones, from Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class.
—Jonathan Franzen, who is also a social smoker/working smoker, or at least was in 1996, when it is safe to say I was not yet any kind of smoker, from “Sifting the Ashes.”
—Jonathan Franzen, from “Imperial Bedroom.”
—Amy Dunne, a fictional psychopath, expressing my feelings exactly, in Gillian Flyn’s Gone Girl, which I bought for $30 at LAX and it was totally worth it.