“I’m never overwhelmed or under it either; just nicely whelmed. I’m OK. Nothing spectacular but sometimes special. I look in the mirror and see this medium average person. A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart.”—Cecelia Ahern
Pitchfork: How do you stay yourself while growing into a working relationship?
JV: It has a lot to do with realizing that, no matter how much you care about a person, you have to be able to know that you can sit down at night and be happy with who you are without that person. That’s really hard when you’re a lonely emo kid. But you can do it. You should be able to have happiness. If you don’t have that, then you’re not really bringing your whole self to the relationship. You’re using each other as a crutch. But I could be totally fucking wrong.
”—From Pitchfork’s interiew with Justin Vernon. 6/13/11
“When I am lonely for boys it’s their bodies I miss. I study their hands lifting the cigarettes in the darkness of the movie theaters, the slope of a shoulder, the angle of a hip. Looking at them sideways, I examine them in different lights. My love for them is visual: that is the part of them I would like to possess. Don’t move, I think. Stay like that, let me have that.”—Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye