The Reclusive Pariah


"If I loved you I would have written differently."
Alice Munro, “Too Much Happiness” (via larmoyante)
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vintagechampagnefever:

Coco Chanel in her Paris atelier 

vintagechampagnefever:

Coco Chanel in her Paris atelier 

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aconversationoncool:

“When you hit a wall – of your own imagined limitations – just kick it in.” Sam Shepard.

aconversationoncool:

“When you hit a wall – of your own imagined limitations – just kick it in.” Sam Shepard.

(via mordantly)

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"What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction."
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via larmoyante)
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humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem.""What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?""I worry a lot about the kids.""Why’s that?""Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Why’s that?"
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

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