“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”
― Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty
actress Karen Gillan for InStyle UK in Autumn / Winter 2014 collections /
"Lately, I feel like I’m reducing myself to the smallest parts of myself. I chip off tastes of me in broadcasts of my taste. I’m externalized in emails and shared cigarettes. I become my grossest flaws: a lone pimple on my back, my minor credit card debt, my inability to say “I love you” to those I do. I am jealous of everyone who gets to see me from the outside, as they seem to like me fine, even love, they say, and I loathe most of what I imagine myself to be."
From the back matter of The Fair Circassian by Samuel Croxall (1721). Original from the British Library. Digitized June 25, 2013.