Darin Strauss quotes

  • Regret doesn't budge things; it seems crazy that the force of all that human want can't amend a moment, can't even stir a pebble.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Regret #Crazy #Want

  • The cracks in old friendships are measured in awkward pauses.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Awkward #Cracks #Old Friendship

  • Love wasn't a thing you fell in, but rose to. It was what stopped you from falling.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Fall #Rose

  • Diminish the influence of fate
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Fate #Influence

  • By now, the camouflage had become my skin. My friends wouldn't want to know. Who would want to know? I certainly didn't want to know. All I wanted was to hold my assumptions to the light, and to watch them sparkle in their facets, as all sham gemstones do.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Light #Skins #Watches

  • A tragedy's first act is crowded with supporting players: witnesses crimping their faces, policemen scribbling in pads and making radio calls, EMS guys unfolding equipment, tubes and wheels.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Player #Guy #Tragedy

  • Everybody wants life to speak to them with special kindness. Every personal story begs to be steered toward reverie, toward some relief from unpleasant truths: That you are a self, that beyond anything else you want the best for that self. That, if it is to be you or someone else, you need it to be you, no matter what.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Kindness #Self #Special

  • I'd violated the primary rule of junior and senior high-- don't get people talking about you too much. This was wearing the brightest shirt on the playground. This was Mom giving you a kiss in the lobby.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Senior #Mom #Kissing

  • I think each family has a funhouse logic all its own, and in that distortion,in that delusion, all behavior can seem both perfectly normal and crazy.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Crazy #Thinking #Normal

  • Things don't go away. They become you.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Going Away

  • I've come to see our central nervous system as a kind of vintage switchboard, all thick foam wires and old-fashioned plugs. The circuitry isn't properly equipped; after a surplus of emotional information the system overloads, the circuit breaks, the board runs dark. That's what shock is.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Running #Dark #Emotional

  • Sin in the Second City is a masterful history lesson, a harrowing biography, and - best of all - a superfun read. The Everleigh story closely follows the turns of American history like a little sister. I can't recommend this book loudly enough.
    -- Darin Strauss

    #Book #Cities #Little Sister