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11.04.2011






"I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of 
people and then me, on the outside. Because how do 
you meet a new person? I was stunned by this for many 
years. And then I realized, you just say, 'Hi.' 
They may ignore you. Or you may marry
them. And that possibility is worth that one word."

Augusten Burroughs

12 comments:

Brittany said...

i love that those are the two likely scenarios: they may ignore you, or you may marry them.

Robby Spratt said...

This really is true. It was like a revelation when I discovered that it is totally ok to go up to a person and say, "Hi, I haven't met you yet, I'm so-and-so." As long as you are polite, confident, and genuinely interested, most people will be happy to talk to you.
I think meeting new people is definitely a skill that needs to be developed.

wildchild said...

i love the optimism of this quote.

KerryRose said...

Dude, seriously. Love your blog. Your writing is addicting. And I love, need this quote.

Keiko said...

=)

Lily said...

Great quote- I sometimes forget that all it takes is building up the courage to say "hi." I came across your blog pretty recently and it's just wonderful-- so glad I found it!

malislatkis said...

I LOVE THIS. it is sooo sex and the city, no?!?!

Anonymous said...

oh wow, this is one of my favorite quotes. i first read it when i spent a year as an au-pair in the us and i was sitting at a starbucks feeling homesick and alone. and there on my coffee cup was this quote... i didn't have the courage to say 'Hi' to anyone there but a few days later i met my new best friend.
So thank you, Meg for reminding me of it. Ju

Sonja said...

love it, love it , love it.
such a good reminder :o)

Heather said...

That is such a wonderfully brillant quote. There's a lot of power in that tiny little word!

Ramona said...

Thank you! This sounds like hope.

Jane said...

This is incredible. I read it yesterday, but I couldn't shake it from my thoughts all night.