All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.
Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a strange tension that fills the air. If there was a 6th sense, that would be it.
Martin is your best friend, isn't he?' a sweet and well-intentioned girl once said when both of us were present: it was the only time I ever felt awkward about this precious idea, which seemed somehow to risk diminishment if it were uttered aloud.
It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.
The existence of other people is essentially awkward.
He was one of those earnest, persevering dancers--the kind that have taken twelve correspondence lessons.
I'd violated the primary rule of junior and senior high-- don't get people talking about you too much. This was wearing the brightest shirt on the playground. This was Mom giving you a kiss in the lobby.