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remnant 72: “how lonely it is to be a kid”

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Clementine: Sometimes I don’t think people realize how lonely it is to be a kid. Like… you don’t matter.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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December 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

remnant 71: “What did Harvard teach you?”

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I see you rushing down
Tell me how to reach you
I see you rushing now
What did Harvard teach you?

“Sea of Love,” The National

Hear The National Talk About How They Wrote “Sea Of Love”

“I had to take a lot of courses that I hated,” [William Moulton Marston] explained. English A: Rhetoric and Composition was a required course for freshmen. “I wanted to write and English A, at Harvard, wouldn’t let you write,” he complained. “It made you spell and punctuate. If you wrote anything you felt like writing, enjoyed writing, your paper was marked flunk in red pencil.”

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore

See E.E. Cummings: A Life, Susan Cheever, for a fellow Harvard graduate with Marston.

E.E. Cummings: A Life, Susan Cheever

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December 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm

remnant 70: “I was afraid I’d eat your brains”

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The sheep man cocked his head to one side. “Wow, that’s a tough one.”

“Please, tell me. My mother is waiting for me back home.”

“Okay, kid. Then I’ll give it to you straight. The top of your head’ll be sawed off and all your brain’ll get slurped right up.”

I was too shocked for words.

“You mean,” I said, when I had recovered, “you mean that old man’s going to eat my brains?”

“Yes, I’m really sorry, but that’s the way it has to be,” the sheep man said, reluctantly.

The Strange Library, Haruki Murakami

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“Conversation 16”

The National

…I was afraid
I’d eat your brains
I was afraid
I’d eat your brains
Cause I’m evil
Cause I’m evil…

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December 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

remnant 69: “It hurts to love”

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Sontag love hurts copy

 

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963, Susan Sontag

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December 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

remnant 68: “I was a television version of a person with a broken heart”

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Gwen Stacy

The Night Gwen Stacy Died. (c) Marvel Comics

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December 10, 2014 at 6:10 pm

remnant 67: “But you do discover that you are a writer…”

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…but the truth is that I don’t think that, seriously speaking, anybody in his right mind would want to be a writer. But you do discover that you are a writer and then you haven’t got any choice. You live that life or you won’t live any.

James Baldwin, Interview by Studs Terkel 29 December 1961

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December 5, 2014 at 2:02 am

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