I’m a lion in a strange land.
Too late; my awkwardness had already made an unforgettable appearance, so, of course, I couldn’t be let off the hook.
She had the most beautiful awkwardness
He was one of those earnest, persevering dancers–the kind that have taken twelve correspondence lessons.
He shook his head,’Fuck, you say such fucking weird things.”Is that still your favourite word?’ asked Isola interestedly, ‘I like “verisimilitude”. Tolkein said the most beautiful English phrase is “cellar door”,
It’s easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.
Martin is your best friend, isn’t he?’ a sweet and well-intentioned girl once said when both of us were present: it was the only time I ever felt awkward about this precious idea, which seemed...
I’m not used to girls, or familiar with their customs. I feel awkward around them, I don’t know what to say. I know the unspoken rules of boys, but with girls I sense that I...
I’d violated the primary rule of junior and senior high– don’t get people talking about you too much. This was wearing the brightest shirt on the playground. This was Mom giving you a kiss in...
So how did you get this job, anyway?’ I asked.’My science teacher.”Why’d he pick you?”For my brains and good looks, obviously.”Yeah, right. My social studies teacher picked me, but I can’t really figure out why.”‘For...
Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a strange tension that fills the air. If there was a 6th sense, that would be it.
All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.
Mrs. Kaspar” sounded too like a phone solicitor, which would not do after having kissed the circumference of her son’s neck.
Never ignore the elephant in the room. That’s rude; play with it and introduce it.
When I was in my early twenties I didn’t have a need to rub together, back when my life was a series of wants and whims. But recently I had felt overwhelmed by longings that...
He paused at the bedroom door, shut his eyes, took a deep breath, and walked right out like it was any other morning, and he and Jack would be having breakfast as if they hadn’t...
Nothing is so awkward as a demonstration of humanity by the enemy.
The existence of other people is essentially awkward.
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