All insecurities are projected because of what you think others are saying about you, but they don’t really matter at all.
"A lot of times, I feel like people come up to me because they think I’m like my character in ‘Easy A’, or because they’ve seen me in interviews, but really what they’re a fan of is a movie or a character." (x)
You can actually tell and feel when you’re starting to fade away from someone. The conversations get shorter, they get less meaningful, less exciting. You can feel the wall that’s coming up between you two. And then in the end, you’re back to being strangers.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012, David O. Russell)
"Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck."
Compared to other kids, I haven’t had that many hardships. Stuff’s happened but stuff always happens. But the real challenge in my life is me, it’s always been me. As long as I can remember i’ve never not been afraid; afraid of failure, of letting people down, hurting people, getting hurt. I thought if I kept my guard up and focused on other things, then no harm would come to me. I screwed up. Not only did I shut out the pain, I shut out everything; the good and the bad, until there was n o t h i n g…