Here are our editors' top sentence picks of our 2016 magazines. Warning: some are relatable, others are laughable or tear jerkers.
“As we prosper in life, we take in the surroundings and the moments that fill us. We’re embodied not by the experiences we create, but by the matter in which we create them- the way we understand.”
-Ellana Galinsky, As I Recall
“Fears are irrational manifestations residing in your mind- whether you want them there or not.”
-Sara Dalien, Irrational Fear
“We are just trying to weave though a space and maybe find our place.”
-Mendel Serebryanski, Movement and Motion
“I’m crushed, abandoned, and alone. Just like an autumn leaf that has fallen. I join the rest of them on the cold hard pavement. I get stomped on to see how loud I crunch under their feet. I get kicked to see how far I will go. No matter what color I am on the outside, the universe will defeat me. And that scares me so much.”
-May J, Fear of Living
“It’s not everyday you’re told you’re going to die. It’s not everyday you’re told you’re going to be someone else.”
-Algonquin Jones, The Crossing of Evan Mudder
“I’m a victim of Euphoria… That’s the reality of addiction… being a slave to deep melancholia… Soul consuming, mind crumbling… Sweet, seductive melancholia.”
-Alix Kelley, Addictions
“I’m locked inside and lodged squarely in the middle of a city of lies. A city that hides its people’s cries with car horns and twinkling streetlights, with false advertisements and blinding neon lights.”
-Dana Espinosa, Back Pain
“Reality is, people are always going to judge you no matter what. We are all art critics and we never lifted a single brush to know what it’s like.”
-Joshua Melendez, Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine
“Can anyone even hear my thoughts as they disappear?”
-Faiza Khalid, Sleep?
“I am raw honey and he is cotton candy. Sweet enough to give you cavities but laced with artificiality. I fell for the pretty packaging.”
-Nina Steinfeld, Sweet as Honey, Sugar – No, Cotton Candy
“All my life I lacked support; through my craft I build my fort.”
-Je’Jae Daniels, Untitled With No Sound
“Music plays what isn’t there, creating a moment of relief. The kind of music that allows me to either gather myself or at least redirect those thoughts.”
-Aaron Guyette, The Mirrors, They Glisten
“Flat titties make me feel pretty. Makes me want change my name to P-Diddy just so that someone would look at me twice.”
-Tracy Viergela Pierre, Deep D
“Nothing is set in stone until you’re dead and then everything is set in stone, except your corpse, which is set into the ground so the worms have better access.”
-Yaakov Bressler, Man with the Garbage Bags
“You stole the colors the world had to offer me and replaced them with a dull gray.”
-Albina Smalko, The Gift of Spring
“I’m not going to waste your time with the countless nights I spent as a kid staring over the covers into the void that was my closet.”
-Michael Raymond, About Fear
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