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Mouthful of Forevers

Clementine von Radics

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I think I like my brain best in a bar fight with my heart. I think I like myself a little broken, with rough edges, a little harder to grasp. I like poetry better than therapy anyway. The poems never judge me for healing wrong.”

“I said, I love you when I meant something much more specific, I should have said,Please don't leave me, I'm afraid to sleep alone.”

“There Is A Lion In My Living Room I feed it raw meat so it does not hurt me. It is a strange thing to nourish what could kill you in the hopes it does not kill you.”

“What doesn’t kill you leaves disfiguring scars What doesn’t kill you fills you with paralyzing self-hatred What doesn’t kill you makes you an unfit mother   What doesn’t kill you makes it all so hard What doesn’t kill you wakes you up in the middle of the night What doesn’t kill you turns you into an alcoholic What doesn’t kill you makes you do unforgivable things to the people you love What doesn’t kill you makes you afraid for the rest of your life What doesn’t kill you might make you kill them”

“You never need to apologize for how you chose to survive.-You Have Six Tattoos”

“Getting everything you ever wanted does not make you want less”

“Be merciful until you can't be. Until you feel your heart begin to harden into a bullet. Then use that bullet.”

“There will always be those who say you are too young and delicate to make anything happen for yourself. They don't see the part of you that smolders. Don't let their doubting drown out the sound of your own heartbeat. You are the first drop of rain in a hurricane. Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed by all the little girls still living in secret, writing oceans made of monsters, and throwing like lightning. You don't need to grow up to find greatness. You are so much stronger than the world has ever believed you could be. The world is waiting for you to set it on fire. Trust in yourself and burn.”

“He used to love me, and now he’s just a stranger who happens to know all my secrets.”

“Mouthful of Forevers I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night. Our love came when we’d given up on asking love to come. I think that has to be part of its miracle.   This is how we heal. I will kiss you like forgiveness. You will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms will bandage and we will press promises between us like flowers in a book. I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat on your skin. I will write novels to the scar on your nose. I will write a dictionary of all the words I have used trying to describe the way it feels to have finally, finally found you.   And I will not be afraid of your scars.   I know sometimes it’s still hard to let me see you in all your cracked perfection, but please know: Whether it’s the days you burn more brilliant than the sun or the nights you collapse into my lap, your body broken into a thousand questions, you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I will love you when you are a still day. I will love you when you are a hurricane.”

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