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Emma Straub Quotes

She had the wild look of someone who hadnt slept in twenty-four hours, with purplish semicircles underneath both her eyes. Being eighteen was like being made out of rubber and cocaine.
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There was nothing in life harder or more important than agreeing every morning to stay the course, to go back to your forgotten self of so many years ago, and to make the same decision. Marriages, like ships, needed steering, and steady hands at the wheel.

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A good swimming pool could do that-make the rest of the world seem impossibly insignificant, as far away as the surface of the moon.

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So much of being a good friend was knowing when to keep your mouth shut.

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Yes, it was true that Franny had gotten thicker in the last decade, but that was what happened unless you were a high-functioning psychotic, and she had other things to think about. Franny knew plenty of women who had chosen to prioritize the eternal youth of their bodies, and they were all miserable creatures, their taut triceps unable to conceal their dissatisfaction with their empty stomachs and unfulfilling lives. Franny liked to eat, and to feed people, and she wasn't embarrassed that her body displayed such proclivities.

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No on thought that they would be anything more or less than perfectly fine.

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Promised little waves and nice breezes, and she could practice her Spanish, which she had done well in during high school. Everyone-literally everyone-from her graduating class was

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Kids are forever, even if love isn't, right?

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Maybe that was the answer to good parenting-pretending the first child was the second.

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Taylor Swift had probably slept with more people than she had, and good for her.

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Happy was a word for sorority girls and clowns, and those were two distinctly fucked-up groups of people.

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What were parents anyway, except two people who had once thought they were the smartest people in the world? They were a delusional species, as tiny-brained as dinosaurs.

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There was nothing about youth that was fair: the young hadn't done anything to deserve it, and the old hadn't done anything to drive it away.

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