I was one of those children who tended to perceive the world in terms of things...– Joan Didion (interviewed in The Paris Review)
'My Lobotomy': Howard Dully's Journey →
“On Jan. 17, 1946, a psychiatrist named Walter Freeman launched a radical new era in the treatment of mental illness in this country. On that day, he performed the first-ever transorbital or “ice-pick” lobotomy in his Washington, D.C., office. Freeman believed that mental illness was related to overactive emotions, and that by cutting the brain he cut away these...
Does "friends with benefits" work? →
(from Salon.com) “The concept of “friend sex” first gained cultural traction in the early aughts, just as the New York Times and Oprah introduced spooked parents to the scourge of debauched “rainbow parties” in Midwestern basements. Now, years after we’ve stopped wringing our hands over the concept of “friends with benefits,” it’s time to...
This is what happens with some people: I love them, and then I hate that I love...– PG
I want this night to end.
SL: you know
SL: even if i don't like you
SL: i trust you
CH: see, it's that sort of language that makes me think you don't like me
SL: What about clementines, smoked salmon, and pickled radish?
ML: You just described the worst sandwich ever.
If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the foundation of all...– Soren Kierkegaard (Fear and Trembling)
Observations upon getting back to school.
#1. I forgot that bathrooms smell strange when they’re not your own.
All this age fills up your head, Hilda said. So you cannot remember what it was...– Donald Barthelme (The Dead Father)
Is Law School a Losing Game? →
(from NYTimes.com) “Mr. Wallerstein, who can’t afford to pay down interest and thus watches the outstanding loan balance grow, is in roughly the same financial hell as people who bought more home than they could afford during the real estate boom. But creditors can’t foreclose on him because he didn’t spend the money on a house. He spent it on a law degree. And from every angle, this...
Jake and Amir — “Movie Pitches” This is the best thing that’s ever happened.
This wasn’t the person he’d thought he was, or would have chosen to be if he’d...– Jonathan Franzen (Freedom) (via brdgrl)
It is funny how you do not miss affection until it is given, but once it is, it...– Libba Bray (The Sweet Far Thing) (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
YES, PART TWO.
CH: You're psychotic.
KP: No. I'm KP.
KP: And usually I'm really repressed, but now I'm drunk!
KP: I have to fuck Mr. Darcy before I fuck anyone else!
Sustainable Love: The Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’... →
(from NYTimes.com) “Dr. Aron and Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., a professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey, have studied how individuals use a relationship to accumulate knowledge and experiences, a process called “self-expansion.” Research shows that the more self-expansion people experience from their partner, the more committed and satisfied they are in the relationship.” A...