" What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains. "
" Boys are rarely told that their virginity is a gift, or indeed that their sexuality is about “giving” something to another person – lightly or not. Boys “get laid”, “get lucky”, “get some”. They “take a girl’s virginity”, “take advantage”; if they’re thoughtful, they “take their time”. Boys are not taught to think of themselves or their virginity as something to be offered up, unwrapped and enjoyed. "
" From Martha Stewart, IKEA catalogues, and HGTV, we’re led to believe each of our objects is a synecdoche for our true selves, and so we invest our sense of individuality in them, but you are not a collection of miscellaneous objects assembled out of the environment any more than an ant is an anthill. You are just yourself, a consciousness in a brain in a skull. That is all. "