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humansofnewyork:

“She’s really encouraged me to find my own style. I didn’t even like patterns before I met her!”

humansofnewyork:

“She’s really encouraged me to find my own style. I didn’t even like patterns before I met her!”

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humansofnewyork:

"He wants to go home."

humansofnewyork:

"He wants to go home."

(via theworldisacrucible)

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humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

(via pricklylegs)

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humansofnewyork:

"It was like a romantic movie. Better than a romantic movie. But then he left and went back to Greece. I offered to come along, and learn the language, but he said ‘no.’ A few months later, a woman told me a story about how she had a dream about an old boyfriend, and she called him up, and they got back together and eventually married. I thought: ‘Maybe that will work for me too.’ So I called him in Greece. And he told me that he was expecting a child with another woman."

humansofnewyork:

"It was like a romantic movie. Better than a romantic movie. But then he left and went back to Greece. I offered to come along, and learn the language, but he said ‘no.’ A few months later, a woman told me a story about how she had a dream about an old boyfriend, and she called him up, and they got back together and eventually married. I thought: ‘Maybe that will work for me too.’ So I called him in Greece. And he told me that he was expecting a child with another woman."

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humansofnewyork:

"My father is a surgeon in Pakistan. One day when I was in ninth grade, he picked me up from school, and told me that we needed to check on one of his patients before going home. When we got to the hospital, he asked me if I wanted to come inside. I told him I’d rather wait in the car, but he insisted. He took me up to the room of one of his patients. There was a woman lying in bed. My father had removed a tumor from her face, and then he’d restructured the bone to repair the damage. As soon as the woman saw my father, she started crying and kissing his hand. She’d already paid for the surgery. Yet she was still that grateful. She acted as if he’d given her new life. That was the day I decided I wanted to go into medicine."

humansofnewyork:

"My father is a surgeon in Pakistan. One day when I was in ninth grade, he picked me up from school, and told me that we needed to check on one of his patients before going home. When we got to the hospital, he asked me if I wanted to come inside. I told him I’d rather wait in the car, but he insisted. He took me up to the room of one of his patients. There was a woman lying in bed. My father had removed a tumor from her face, and then he’d restructured the bone to repair the damage. As soon as the woman saw my father, she started crying and kissing his hand. She’d already paid for the surgery. Yet she was still that grateful. She acted as if he’d given her new life. That was the day I decided I wanted to go into medicine."

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humansofnewyork:

"They came to America shortly after I was born. At first, my dad worked construction and my mom did cleaning jobs. Now he owns a newsstand, and she owns a boutique. They are my idols."

humansofnewyork:

"They came to America shortly after I was born. At first, my dad worked construction and my mom did cleaning jobs. Now he owns a newsstand, and she owns a boutique. They are my idols."

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humansofnewyork:

"What’s something about the cello that most people don’t know?""You have to buy it a seat on commercial flights."

humansofnewyork:

"What’s something about the cello that most people don’t know?"
"You have to buy it a seat on commercial flights."

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m going to be an artist.""Do you have any advice for other artists?""Don’t press down too hard with your crayons."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m going to be an artist."
"Do you have any advice for other artists?"
"Don’t press down too hard with your crayons."

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humansofnewyork:

"I recently lost my job in IT. When I started working over thirty years ago, computer technology changed slowly. It was like going from a skateboard, to a bicycle, to a motorcycle, to a car. Now it’s changing so fast I can’t keep up. Every five years it goes from a skateboard to an aircraft carrier. So I’m sitting here sketching the library to keep from going nuts."

humansofnewyork:

"I recently lost my job in IT. When I started working over thirty years ago, computer technology changed slowly. It was like going from a skateboard, to a bicycle, to a motorcycle, to a car. Now it’s changing so fast I can’t keep up. Every five years it goes from a skateboard to an aircraft carrier. So I’m sitting here sketching the library to keep from going nuts."

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m working from 8 AM to 8 AM. But I do get a coffee break."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m working from 8 AM to 8 AM. But I do get a coffee break."