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Have you found something in a book that made you pause...for ANY reason? Post it here! 75 People

    A Recent Obsession

    I can't seem to get this out of my mind lately. It comes from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and was written by John Donne: "No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Love And Obsession

    What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    "But I like the inconveniences.""We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably.""But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.""In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    From The Claw Of The Conciliator..

    "We were one, naked and happy and clean, and we knew that she was no more and that I still lived, and we struggled against neither of those things, but with woven hair read from a single book and talked and sang of other matters."
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    Dancing On The Edge

    "The room was quiet. I hated the silence. All kinds of thoughts could pop up in that silence. Silence was like the dark- anything could be hiding in it."-Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 24, 2012

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    Happiness Habit

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you", that would suffice. M. Shimoff, Happy for No Reason Chapter 5, The pillar of the heart
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    The Door !

    "You see, only one who wanted to find the Stone -- find it, but not use it -- would be able to get it..."                              ...
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    Can't even get myself to move from my bed rn. Someone help🆘🆘
    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun , where you once saw clouds. the people that believe in you so much, you start to believe...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Check it out at www.fastonlinecash.info and you will be glad you did! make $160-$2,200 a week no joke!!
    lkowalski1821 lkowalski1821 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Nothing feels as good as when I've brought my food back up
    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Staying close to someone isn't like it use to be when you could go down to the river and explore for hours or spend the day at a church event. I make snap judgements I think...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M Mar 25

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    Depressed after a b/p session
    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    When on a night out with the girls, We were dancing with a group of guys I knew! My sky high heels, tiny dress & a little too much alcohol made it very easy for what happened next...
    littlesubmissive littlesubmissive 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm giving it up and doing Atkins instead!
    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F Mar 30

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    Day one of Atkins and I'm already dreaming if b/p.
    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I’m just wondering about these dreams my ex has been having. Since the breakup, she’s told me twice that she has had a dream about me. In the first one, she said that we were...
    bigrig55 bigrig55 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I stopped, put on weight, need to restrict
    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I stole his two daughters panties and swimwear and the oldest one vibrator
    Subsissy42 Subsissy42 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I wanted to share a couple of excerpts from the book "Getting Past the Affair- A Program To Help You Cope, Heal and Move On---Together or Apart" by Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, Donald...
    Selfhelpme Selfhelpme 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Challenge of the Heart by John Welwood (1985) I highly recommend this book to anyone who has/had relationship troubles. It includes excerpts from like 36 other books and I find it...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    An Excerpt From 'Veronika Decides To Die' "I'm going to tell you a story. xxx "A powerful wizard, who wanted to destroy an entire kingdom, placed a magic potion in the well from...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 Apr 7

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    They were my security blanket. My way of hiding and closing off the real world. I love books, I have nearly 200 of my own at home. I left many of them there. When I had to pack...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29

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    My friend and librarian Dena found a Japanese word for it...books are amazing but I prefer tangible news. I'm an exemplary reader and I have always exceeded on writing, but I don't...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I like read Agatha Christie books... I have read about thirty books of her. And my favorites are: 1) Murder in the Orient Express 2) Death on the Nil 3) And then There Were None 4...
    Muramasha Muramasha 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have just finished another book, and now I'm stumped as to what to read next. I enjoy reading anything, but my preference is Crime/Mystery/Thriller. Any suggestions?
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    ELVES 5 races in the same world, 5 authors and 5 desingers for 5 storiesThe five different adventures take place in a common world and represent various aspects of this universe...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    Growing up, i've always had messy handwriting. I can write cursive and i can sit down and write stories if neccessary but my handwriting is literally a nightmare to look at. It's...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Thinking of leaving this forum as don't seem to have much replys from VLCAD people but if anyone does message regarding VLCAD and I don't reply straight away, I do have a face book...
    Gemh28 Gemh28 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Oh Thank God Above that I have found this page!! Where were you 3 years ago when the box was opened and my husband's childhood came crashing in? I have read so many books and gone...
    JaneEllenB JaneEllenB 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    As I type this tonight, I find myself wishing I could turn back the clock and yet i realize that we are all here in this moment for a reason. From me writing this to you reading...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Let's work from top to bottom. My arms have crap from selfharm. Not very recent, though. Last one was probably like February. The ones are my stomach are also self harm. I have one...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have been suffering from this skin condition for about 4-5 years. It sort of began slowly progressing as I was in high school and then further on. I used to think that this...
    Dianaangel Dianaangel 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    These past 5 months have been a very emotional roller coaster as I've spoken to someone everyday, through xbox. We then proceeded to using viber, which wasn't working to well, so I...
    LaParee LaParee 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have many scars. Most notably the ones on my chest. I was in the marine corps and a friend of mine stepped on a IED. He's gone and they dug pieces of it and him out of my chest...
    largemuscledmale largemuscledmale 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    well what can i say i have had this from pueberty and thought i was alone in the world with this affliction. couldn't take my t-shirt off for years in front of family and friends...
    tomoriordan32 tomoriordan32 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am having the worst day ever and I can't call out. I had uneconomic dreams about an ex last night. They left me emotionally and mentally drained. I woke up feeling empty and...
    eekclips eekclips 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am sick of this social anxiety and social phobia. I am a shell of what I once was. I have always suffered from anxiety and depression but seemed to manage with the help of...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a guy . I'm my life I've been called so many variations of attractive . Girls have told me id be a good boyfriend. I'm well balanced , I'm always thinking of others.It's like I...
    noahjoah123 noahjoah123 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I have been hurt, but have only risen from my pain and became a stronger person
    ash5698 ash5698 13-15, M Mar 21

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    I have a scar from making soup with my shirt off. It bubbled and got onto my stomach. I didn't want to just wipe it off because I knew the skin would go with it. So I rushed to the...
    mrclean69 mrclean69 18-21, M Mar 22

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    i have been dealing with HS since i was 13 years old. i have had several surgeries and they are still no cure for this. I cant move sometimes or go to work or school. i just...
    kreed31 kreed31 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I thought when my mum died that nothing could get worse but it did, i not only lost my mum i ended up losing what i thought was my female soulmate, bestfriend, lover. I have to...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Mar 23

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    I have a scar from the third grade when I fell on the school playground and the knee was left without a piece of skin. It was a very deep hole, and I have a scar that is plenty to...
    FUFLOOTA FUFLOOTA 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I have social anxiety. From my experience social anxiety is shame related and this is what I learned so far: For example if your fat and your telling yourself every day that "I'm...
    ReliK ReliK 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    so here i am.i have.not posted on ep before but i hope i can be of some inspiration. life for me used to be hard as a child i was abused both emotionally and sexually.i was...
    strongerandwiser strongerandwiser 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I do not know why but I feel like posting an introduction of personalities... We will see how this goes... I am Spark and I am a bit strange by society's standards. I have to...
    InsanitySpark InsanitySpark 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have passed out from exhaustion when I am on my period. I have horrible cramps, nausea, fatigue, and to top everything off my blood counts drop so I get weak, shaky and irritable...
    Thatonechickthatdoesstuff Thatonechickthatdoesstuff 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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