Still pulling books from 2013.
“One thing I am now certain of is that this road less traveled has in fact been traveled by far more suckers than you think."
"We live in a terribly ruthless world"
“People were... exhausting. They made her anxious. Leaving her apartment every morning was the turning over of a giant hourglass, the mental energy she’d stored up overnight eroding grain by grain. She refueled during the day by grabbing moments of solitude and sometimes felt her life was a long-distance swim between islands of silence.”
"It is at once a crisis of institutional and personal relationships that degrade people's humanity so much that they are afraid to go to the grocery store, to step into the light, to speak in a public space, to be -in a word- human"
The final installment in the Windy City Magic Trilogy
"If you can't be invisible, be useful"
"Love is a surrender, giving into the unknown and hoping for the best. But no matter how much we stumble and fall, we eventually find our way."
“A secret too long kept can kill a soul by inches. I watched a secret almost destroy a man once, the finest man ever made. Such a secret is like keeping treasure in a tomb. Little by little, poison eats away at the gold. By the time the door is opened, there may be nothing left but dust.”
“it’s easy to love the nice things about ourselves but true self-love is embracing the difficult parts that live in all of us - acceptance”