“Living your life according to what everyone else might think of you is to cede control of who you are. It is to outsource your identity to a bunch of strangers who do not know you.”
“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.”
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”
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…
"I was so preoccupied with the idea of losing my body, it had never occurred to me that I might lose my mind."
“My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.”
"I'm a walking billboard. That's my pleasure" - Isabella Blow
Best Books of 2019: four incredible memoirs I've read this year
"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."
“Nearly everything I know about love, I've learnt from my long-term friendships with women.”