Libba Bray

«And afterward, in the small cabin, they'd do this, this tangle of bodies, this blurring of the edges that kept people distant and lonely.»

Libba Bray


«There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so, in this post I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: “WHY?”»

Libba Bray


«I stare at the pile of discarded remnants and think of my mother. Did she touch that pillar there? Does her scent still linger in a fragment of glass or a splinter of wood? A terrible emptiness settles into my chest. No matter how much I go about living, there are always small reminders that make the loss fresh again.»

Libba Bray


«Hold up. How do you»

Libba Bray


«Please, I'm a transgender former boy-bander. You think I don't know how to defend myself?»

Libba Bray


«God doesn't like lesbians," Grandma Huberman hised, throwing the magazine in the trash.»

Libba Bray


«Might. Is there any opiate more powerful than that word?»

Libba Bray


«I've never done acid, finding it hard to go willingly to a place that could be frightening, hellish, and totally beyond my control. A place much like high school.»

Libba Bray


«I think about dying every day, because I can't stop thinking about living.»

Libba Bray


«Oh, honey, of course it hurts! Beauty is pain. But you don't want to look like a troll, do you?»

Libba Bray


«But the past cannot be changed, and we carry our choices with us, forward, into the unknown. We can only move on.»

Libba Bray


«Because 'You're perfect just the way you are,' is what your guidance counselor says. And she's an alcoholic.»

Libba Bray


«I know because I read...Your mind is not a cage. It's a garden. And it requires cultivating.»

Libba Bray


«I love you for who you are, not who the world thinks you should be.»

Libba Bray


«I've had so many bikini waxes, I cry every time I see a Popsicle stick.»

Libba Bray


«Brought to you by The Corporation: In your homes and in your pants.»

Libba Bray


«No one asks how or what I am doing. They could not care less. We’re all looking glasses, we girls, existing only to reflect their images back to them as they’d like to be seen. Hollow vessels of girls to be rinsed of our own ambitions, wants, and opinions, just waiting to be filled with the cool, tepid water of gracious compliance.»

Libba Bray


«Centuries of fighting, and for what? I say. "Today it ends. I can't live in fear any longer. I've cursed this power. I've both enjoyed and misused it. And I've hidden it away. Now I must try to wield it correctly, to marry it to a purpose and hope that is enough.»

Libba Bray


«He smiles sadly. "Now I know my destiny."»

Libba Bray


«She dances a little jig. "This would make one hell of a TV show, huh?"»

Libba Bray


«You can never know about about your own destiny: are the people you meet there to play a part on your oun destiny, or do you exist just to play a role in theirs?»

Libba Bray


«Our mouths and bodies speak for us in a new language as the trees shake loose a rain of petals that stick to our slickness like skins we will wear forever. And just like that, I am changed.»

Libba Bray


«Her eyes take on that suspicious, wounded look girls get when they know they've fallen off the top rung of friendship and someone else has passed them, but they don't know when or how the change took place.»

Libba Bray


«War." Gorgon spits the word. "That is what they call it to give the illusion of honor and law. It is chaos. Madness and blood and the hunger to win. It has always been thus and shall always be so.»

Libba Bray


«Wow, I miss Latin. So much fun - all those exciting verbs that don't come unit the end of the sentence. It's like a movie trailer for language.»

Libba Bray


«What did I do to make Mommy leave?”»

Libba Bray


«But we can't go back. We can only go forward.»

Libba Bray


«Just once, she'd like to be the exciting one, the girl somebody wanted.»

Libba Bray


«But Gemma, you could change the world."»

Libba Bray


«Sometimes we seek that which we are not yet ready to find.»

Libba Bray