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Paraphrasing Wilde

Too Short For This Shit.

"To lose one good friend, Mr Masterson, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose a second looks like carelessness."


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The Third Man (Graham Greene)

ANNA: About Harry.
MARTINS: You know?
ANNA: I've seen Major Calloway today. He's better dead. I knew he was mixed up, but not like that.
MARTINS: I knew him for twenty years, at least I thought I knew him. I suppose he was laughing at fools like us all the time.
ANNA: He liked to laugh.
MARTINS: Seventy pounds a tube. He wanted me to write for his great medical charity.
ANNA: I'll put these in water.
MARTINS: Perhaps I could have raised the price to eighty pounds for him.
ANNA: Oh, please, for heaven's sake, stop making him in your own image. Harry was real. He wasn't just your friend and my lover. He was Harry.
MARTINS: Well, don't preach wisdom to me. You talk about him as if he had occasional bad manners. I know, I'm just a hack writer who drinks too much and falls in love with girls. You...
ANNA: Me?
MARTINS: Don't be such a fool, of course.
ANNA: If you'd rung me up and asked me if you were fair or dark, or had a mustache, I wouldn't have known.
MARTINS: I'm leaving Vienna. I don't care whether Harry was murdered by Kurtz or Popescu or a third man. Whoever killed him, there was some sort of justice. Maybe I'd have killed him myself.
ANNA: A person doesn't change because you find out more.

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fuzzy_queen
Aug. 15th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
Just in case you need to hear this-- Neither death was your fault. No one could have saved Matt, no matter how much we want to rewrite history.

No one could have saved Brent.

Your life is enriched because of your friendships with them, as it is with your friendships with so many others you love and that love you.

Loss hurts of a loved one hurts like hell. You're not alone, so don't grieve alone. You know I'm always here for you, along with all our friends. I'm just a text or call away, my dear boy.
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