"I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain."
— Lily Tomlin
"That’s what we all do: endlessly take the long way around."
"I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away."