She loved mysteries so much that she became one.

Shakespeare wrote, “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.”

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She never managed to find herself in these books no matter how hard she tried, exhuming traits from between the pages and donning them for an hour, a day, a week. We think in some ways, we have all done this our whole lives, searching for the book that will give us the keys to ourselves, let us into a wholly formed personality as though it were a furnished room to let. As though we could walk in and look around and say to the gray-haired landlady behind us, ‘We’ll take it.’
Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters (via observando)