“Hello, 911? I’ve been lying awake for an hour each night, reliving a two-second awkward experience I had in front of a casual acquaintance three years ago, for eight months.”
“Cinema helps us to remember that although we all have the right to shine, some of us must shine in the background, out of focus, and not too brightly.”
"I loathe my period. I cannot wait for the day it sods off. For good. But shall I tell you what I loathe even more? Not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly.
“I believe almost dogmatically in difference, in the idea that every single person is unique, with their own innate sense of self, and that it is this difference which brings all of us together as one.”
By Megan Thomas I hear people say things like, "I love reading, I just don't have the time", a lot. But I genuinely think that the only reason people think this is true is because they're imagining trying to get stuck into The Lord Of The Rings or War and Peace between tube stations or…
"When I was a baby, I urinated in my own mouth. [...] The reason I'm telling you this is so that, straight out the gate, you know who I am and where I came from. This is how my life began and more or less how it continued for many, many years. This book is essentially the tale of a man repeatedly urinating into his own mouth. Pleased to meet you."
“The depth of the lows is the price you pay for the height of the highs.”
“People love to say, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” What they don’t say is, “And it would be nice if you gave him a fishing rod.” That’s the part of the analogy that’s missing.”