Ellen Wittlinger quotes

  • well, it sounds strange, but when i think of God, i think of a soft whirring noise - like a spinning ball of energy - something i can tap into when i need it.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Thinking #Energy #Sound

  • But you can only lie about who you are for so long without going crazy.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Crazy #Lying #Long

  • I trust the red sun setting, the leafless November trees. On Monday morning I look foward fearlessly to Friday’s eve. But humans are not as reliable as nature, as trees. I wonder if you’ll come back; I trust only that you leave.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Friday #Monday #Morning

  • It's a lie, you know, to pretend that nothing is important to you. It's hiding. Believe me, I know because I hid for a long time. But now I won't do it anymore. The truth is bioluminescent. I don't lie, and I don't waste time on people who do.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Lying #Believe #Long

  • When people say they love you, you just have to decide to believe them, because you'll never know for sure.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Believe #Love You #People

  • People changed lots of other personal things all the time. They dyed their hair and dieted themselves to near death. They took ***** to build muscles and got breast implants and nose jobs so they'd resemble their favorite movie stars. They changed names and majors and jobs and husbands and wives. They changed religions and political parties. They moved across the country or the world -- even changed nationalities. Why was gender the one sacred thing we weren’t supposed to change? Who made that rule?
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Country #Jobs #Stars

  • i want to look at all my tears, she said. which made me shiver
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Tears #Looks #Want

  • the whole idea of boys being people you would actually choose to spend time with was pretty much totally incomprehensible to me. i could never think of anything to say to them, and they seemed equally dumbstruck by my presence.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Boys #Thinking #Ideas

  • sometimes people think they're above the laws the rest of us live by. they're blind to their own imperfections.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Thinking #Law #People

  • nobody is like anybody else. that's why nobody gets along with anybody else.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

  • when there's an elephant in the room, you can't pretend it isn't there and just discuss the ants.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Elephants #Rooms #Ants

  • you give everyone the benefit of the doubt. they don't always deserve it.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Giving #Doubt #Benefits

  • ...and she said we all had to find God inside ourselves, in the things we loved most.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Said

  • That's what I love about writing. Once you get the words down on paper, in print, they start to make sense. It's like you don't know what you think until it dribbles from your brain down your arm and into your hand and out through your fingers and shows up on the computer screen, and you read it and realize: That's really true; I believe that.
    -- Ellen Wittlinger

    #Believe #Writing #Thinking