Lester: I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all. It stretches on forever, like an ocean of time. For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars. And yellow leaves from the maple trees that lined our street. Or my grandmother’s hands and the way her skin seemed like paper. And the first time I saw my cousin Tony’s brand-new Firebird. And Janie, and Carolyn. I guess I couId be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment… of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry. You will someday.
7:42 pm • 30 November 2009 • 1,457 notes
Lester: I want you. I’ve wanted you since the first moment I saw you. You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Angela: You don’t think I’m ordinary?
Lester: You couldn’t be ordinary if you tried.
Angela: Thank you. I don’t think there’s anything worse than being ordinary.
6:30 pm • 30 November 2009 • 286 notes
Angela: You’d be out of your mind to go with him.
Jane: Why do you even care?
Angela: Because you’re my friend!
Ricky: She’s not your friend. She’s someone you use to feel better about yourself.
Angela: Go fuck yourself, psycho!
Jane: Hey, shut up, bitch!
Angela: Jane, he’s a freak!
Jane: Well, then so am I! We’ll always be freaks, and we’ll never be like other people! And you’ll never be a freak ‘cause you’re just too perfect!
Angela: Yeah, well, at least I’m not ugIy.
Ricky: Yes, you are. And you’re boring, and you’re totally ordinary, and you know it.
6:01 pm • 30 November 2009 • 314 notes
Lester: Smile! You’re at Mr. Smiley’s! Would you like to try our new beef and cheese pot pie on a stick? Just $1.99 for a limited time only!
5:12 pm • 30 November 2009 • 160 notes
Lester: When did you become so… joyless?
Carolyn: Joyless? I am not joyless. There happens to be a lot about me that you don’t know, Mr. Smarty Man! There’s plenty of joy in my life.
Lester: Whatever happened to that girl who used to fake seizures at frat parties when she got bored? Who used to run up to the roof of our first apartment building to flash the traffic helicopters? Have you totally forgotten about her? Because I haven’t.
Carolyn: Lester, you’re going to spill beer on the couch.
4:27 pm • 30 November 2009 • 138 notes