"Þæs ofereode, þisses swa mæg."
- from “Deor”, Old English poem, copied into Exeter Book in late 10th century. Translates roughly to “that was overcome, this may also be”
"Sure, everyone gets a little self-conscious from time to time, but it’s hard not to wonder if you are special in your particular disappointment in your physical appearance. It’s the kind of thing that comes in waves, that strikes you all at once when you are hit with a certain light or caught in a photo at an angle you usually avoid confronting in your day-to-day life. Suddenly, you see a person you don’t want to recognize. It’s like hearing your own voice on a recording and not wanting to admit that’s what you actually sound like — only with your whole body."
- Chelsea Fagan, “How to Tell If You Are Ugly”