About Norma Vasquez

Apparently, I eat books.

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  • Norma shared from The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
    “It is not right,” he whispered, “for anyone, with laws or without, to continue making fear.”
    Note: it is not right...
  • Norma shared from Greyhound by Steffan Piper
    “If I can tell you anything about girls, the one thing you need to remember—and never forget,” he emphasized, “is that you can’t choose who you’ll fall in love with. You may think you can choose, but it just gets more complicated. Things get weird when you mix women with your own expectations.”
  • Norma shared from Greyhound by Steffan Piper
    deep down we’re all the same, but some folks will work overtime to not act the same. It’s real life.”
    Note: deep down
  • Norma shared from Greyhound by Steffan Piper
    “We are all living on a White Earth,” the old man replied with a sort of halfway grin. “A land where real magic is pushed into the ground and forgotten. When you’re a man, they’ll sell you back your dreams that they’re about to steal from you now.”
  • Norma shared from The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Plays by Paul Zindel (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author)) by Paul Zindel
    If you’re just a little bit different in this world, they try to kill you off.
  • Norma shared from The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Plays by Paul Zindel (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author)) by Paul Zindel
    look at my hand, for a part of it came from a star that exploded too long ago to imagine. This part of me was formed from a tongue of fire that screamed through the heavens until there was our sun. And this part of me—this tiny part of me—was on the sun when it itself exploded and whirled in a great storm until the planets came to be.
    Note: This beautiful bit is an atom
  • Norma shared from The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Plays by Paul Zindel (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author)) by Paul Zindel
    Objects which respectable people usually hide in closets are scattered about the main room: newspapers, magazines, dishes; empty bottles; clothes; suitcases; last week’s sheets. Such carelessness is the type which is so perfected it must have evolved from hereditary processes; but in all fairness to the occupants, it can be pointed out that after twilight, when shadows and weak bulbs work their magic, the room becomes interesting.
    Note: when shadows and weak bulbs work their magic :)
  • Norma shared from When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    “The good news is I’ve already outlived two Brontës, Keats, and Stephen Crane. The bad news is that I haven’t written anything.” His
  • Norma shared from When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    At home in bed a few weeks before he died, I asked him, “Can you breathe okay with my head on your chest like this?” His answer was “It’s the only way I know how to breathe.” That
  • Norma shared from When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    When you come to one of the many moments in life where you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing.
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Norma Vasquez