Great book! Made me laugh and want to cry at the same time.
"Sure I want to go outside. Every kid wants to go outside. But it’s safer to stay at home. So I mostly hang out alone in my bedroom and read books and draw cartoons."
"I draw because words are too unpredicatble.
I draw because words are too limited.”
"I think the world is a series of broken dams and floods, and my cartoons are tiny little lifeboats."
"They dreamed about being something other than poor, but they never got the chance to be anything because nobody paid attention to their dreams."
"I grabbed my book and opened it up.
I wanted to smell it.
Heck, I wanted to kiss it.
Yes, kiss it.
That’s right, I am a book kisser.”
"The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don’t know."
"Okay, so it’s like each of these books is a mystery. Every book is a mystery. And if you read all the books ever written, it’s like you’ve read one giant mystery. And no matter how much you learn, you just keep learning there is so much more you need to learn."
"You should approach each book - you should approach life - with the real possibility that you might get a metaphorical boner at any point."
"There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away."
"I looked and talked and dreamed and walked differently than everybody else."
"She was in pain and I loved her, sort of loved her, I guess, so I kind of had to love her pain, too."
"If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing."
"I know they’d been pitched just as much crap as I was. And there they were, ready to catch more crap for me. Ready to walk through the crap with me."
"The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor." - Vince Lombardi
"For some reason, I was protecting the feelings of the man who had broken my heart yet again."
"He may have not loved me perfectly, but he loved me as well as he could."
Date completed: 4 March 2012