My Mary Karr “The Liars’ Club” Favorites

Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild.

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.

Those are only rumors of suffering. Real suffering has a face and a smell. It lasts in the most intense form no matter what you drape over it. And it knows your name.

Silence can make somebody bigger, I’ve come to believe. Grief can, too. A big sad silence emanating from someone can cause you to invest that person with all manner of gravitas.

…till all your beloveds hover before you, their lit arms held out in welcome.

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