Quotes I liked from “How Did You Get This Number” by Sloane Crosley

Pgs. 1-50

“There is only one answer to the question: Would you like to see a three a.m. performance of amateur Portuguese circus clowns?”
Pg. 1

“A human being can spend only  so much time outside her comfort zone before she realizes she is still tethered to it.”
Pg. 2

“I wondered: did I speak English at the same speed they spoke Portuguese? It seemed unlikely. You know, I wanted to tell them, Portugal and Brazil may be the only hubs of your tongue in the world, but this is a language that’s out there. I mean, it’s around. The chances of there being more Portuguese to speak tomorrow are very good. No need to get it all out now.”
Pg. 24-5

“We should all have to carry around paper-doll versions of ourselves pointing to what hurts, pointing to what doesn’t…All you have to do is point, and with the speed of a near-death montage, every issue in your life is transferred to the closest listener. For a brief moment, the brain you’ve made such a mess of is someone else’s problem. Here, you take this. I’ve been living with this model for thirty years, and I don’t know what to do with it anymore.”
Pg. 28

“The lies we construct to defend ourselves from humiliation are the strongest, refusing to be torn down.”
Pg. 35

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A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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