[And I’ll try to let things happen. Not always feel like I have to control everything.] With the exception of those things I can control, that is, with my mind.
— Augusten Burroughs, from Magical Thinking
[“Merry Christmas,” he said, smiling at me. He pulled the plugs apart.] And instantly the house fell absolutely, perfectly, blessedly silent.
— You Better Not Cry
by Augusten Burroughs (thank you, hourglasss
[‘What’d you say?’
‘Nothing.’] I smile, but it’s small, and only to myself.
— Augusten Burroughs, from Dry: A Memoir
He looks up at me and he mouths the words, ‘Very much I love you.’
— Augusten Burroughs, from A Wolf At The Table