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It was like a long heat wave through my body. Any ache or pain, sadness or guilty feeling was completely flushed out…

And you want to stop, you really do. It’s like a dream- you can’t stop dreams. They move in crazy pieces anyway they want to. And suddenly, I’m capable of everything.

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Jim Carroll on Heroin

"I saw this girl next to me who wasn’t beautiful until she smiled. And I felt that smile in heat waves following- soaking through my body and out my fingertips in shafts of color. And I knew somewhere in the world, somewhere there was love for me."

The Basketball Diaries