• One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgment, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding

    Tim Kreider
  • Often you don’t know whether you’re the hero of a romantic comedy or the villain on a Lifetime special until the restraining order arrives

    Tim Kreider
  • This is one reason people need to believe in God—because we want someone to know us, truly, all the way through, even the worst of us

    Tim Kreider
  • It’s easy to demonstrate how progressive and open-minded and loyal you are when it costs you nothing

    Tim Kreider
  • I don't know why we take our worst moods so much more seriously than our best, crediting depression with more clarity than euphoria. We dismiss peak moments and passionate love affairs as an ephemeral chemical buzz, just endorphins or hormones, but accept those 3 a.m. bouts of despair as unsentimental insights into the truth about our lives

    Tim Kreider
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