"Somewhere, someone isn’t impressed by your looks. Not all men jump through the hoops of your fire. You’re unbelievably boring to more people than you’ll ever know."
"Most of the writers I know are weird hybrids. There’s a strong streak of egomania coupled with extreme shyness. Writing’s kind of like exhibitionism in private. And there’s also a strange loneliness, and a desire to have some kind of conversation with people, but not a real great ability to do it in person."
"I had all the characteristics of a human being—flesh, blood, skin, hair—but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning."
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho
"I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it."
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."
Most importantly, thank you for all you do for our great country. Another big thanks for providing pictures and captions to give us a glimpse of your life through the Eyes of a Sailor!