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Quotes from The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

i can’t pretend to know
how to smoke. i just do it.
i can’t pretend to know
what love is. it just is.

once time is lit, it will burn
whether or not you’re breathing it in.

i have a tinder heart and a paper body and that any spark will turn me straight to ash

To get something, you must give something away.
To hold something, you must give something away.
To love something, you must give something away.

We are so used to releasing words. We don’t know what to do with them if they stay… No matter how many times we let them go, they come back. The words that matter always stay.

How to Be Alone
Remember that at any given moment
There are a thousand things
You can love

What I Learned
The well-documented difference
Between alone and lonely
The comfort of knowing

A Cue from Nature
Run outside during a thunderstorm
That downpour, that conquered hesitation, that exhilaration
That’s what unlonely is like

Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility – it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world’s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us.

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