"Politeness is okay, but it gets old and boring. You want to attack life with a passion, not a politeness, you want people to think about you and remember you and say ‘she is so passionate’ you don’t want people to think about you and remember you and say ‘she is so polite,’ because, who cares about polite?"
"I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stumped by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word."
- Augusten Burroughs, Running With Scissors (via moaka)