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Jan. 2nd, 2006

12:08 pm - favorite quote...ever

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"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love."

neil gaiman

Current Mood: procrastinaaaaaaaaation

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From:corona_mourning
Date:January 2nd, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
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This is one of the most briliant passages ever written about love. It used to be my LJ bio.
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From:pseudo_revenant
Date:January 2nd, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
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i cant even remember when i first read it, but it just blew me away how perfectly he could put into words what it is and how it feels
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From:chococat819
Date:January 2nd, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
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Word.
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From:pandaloveunit
Date:January 2nd, 2006 10:32 am (UTC)
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This is a wonderful quote!
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From:topsyturvytempo
Date:January 2nd, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
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mmhm, i love that quote, and i love neil gaiman. sean used to read his stories to me when i couldn't sleep. and gave me a book of his. aiy.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 2nd, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
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what book is that from? I'm reading Good Omens (by him and Terry Pratchett)... TRES BIEN. AMORE.
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From:rwaries
Date:January 2nd, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
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er... that was i.
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From:pseudo_revenant
Date:January 2nd, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
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uh. i have no idea. i don't remember when or where i found it. i don't know if its actually from anything. might just be a quote of his. who knows?
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From:xbroken_mindx
Date:January 4th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I love this so much.

I think I'm gonna put it in my bio..
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