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    another person i'm intrigued by because of quotes.

    she looks kind of alarmed in all of her pictures. deer in headlights. infx?











    “I love going out of my way, beyond what I know, and finding my way back a few extra miles, by another trail, with a compass that argues with the map…nights alone in motels in remote western towns where I know no one and no one I know knows where I am, nights with strange paintings and floral spreads and cable television that furnish a reprieve from my own biography, when in Benjamin’s terms, I have lost myself though I know where I am. Moments when I say to myself as feet or car clear a crest or round a bend, I have never seen this place before. Times when some architectural detail on vista that has escaped me these many years says to me that I never did know where I was, even when I was home.”

    “To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.”

    “We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on that something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the desire between us and the object of desire that fills the space in between with the blue of longing.”

    “That thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you is usually what you need to find, and finding it is a matter of getting lost. The word ‘lost’ comes from the old Norse ‘los’ meaning the disbanding of an army…I worry now that people never disband their armies, never go beyond what they know.

    Advertising, alarmist news, technology, incessant busyness, and the design of public and private life conspire to make it so. A recent article about the return of wildlife to suburbia described snow-covered yards in which the footprints of animals are abundant and those of children are entirely absent. Children seldom roam, even in the safest places… I wonder what will come of placing this generation under house arrest.”

    “The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.”

    “Language is like a road, it cannot be perceived all at once because it unfolds in time, whether heard or read. This narrative or temporal element has made writing and walking resemble each other.”

    “Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors...disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it.”

    “Listen: you are not yourself, you are crowds of others, you are as leaky a vessel as was ever made, you have spent vast amounts of your life as someone else, as people who died long ago, as people who never lived, as strangers you never met. The usual I we are given has all the tidy containment of the kind of character the realist novel specializes in and none of the porousness of our every waking moment, the loose threads, the strange dreams, the forgettings and misrememberings, the portions of a life lived through others’ stories, the incoherence and inconsistency, the pantheon of dei ex machina and the companionability of ghosts. There are other ways of telling.”

    “The present rearranges the past. We never tell the story whole because a life isn't a story; it's a whole Milky Way of events and we are forever picking out constellations from it to fit who and where we are.”

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    Yeah, got that ESI wide-open-what-happened-look on her face...

    Would have to get more info on her though.

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    You like ugly MILFs, we get it.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    ESI.
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
    ― Pablo Neruda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    You like ugly MILFs, we get it.
    I think she has an intriguing look.
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
    ― Pablo Neruda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    I think she has an intriguing look.
    Ok, babe.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Grimes when she's old - I'm so clever with my sideways looks.

    Who is Benjamin?




    *edit* so I watched half an interview of her on youtube.

    She's more likeable in video than pics. ESI works.

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    Her quotes are beautiful I loved reading those. I can certainly relate to much of what she says. I think her facial expressions are interesting because like she says, there are many people under there. Very interesting individual. Her type? No idea, but a good start would be Ixxx.
    "If this to end in fire, then we should all burn together. Watch the flames climb higher into the night."

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    Her closest match by VI that comes to mind is Diane Sawyer who is typed as LSE-Te, which is what I would pick for Sonit's type. Reading through the links that Absurd posted, she is infused by aristocratic delta values which is evident from her frequent reliance on phrases such as "civil society", "hard work of the collective", etc. to make her points.





    Quote Originally Posted by Absurd View Post
    I can see Gamma NTs partnering up with someone who speaks in support of wealth redistribution for creation of a fair and civil society, given how often they think in terms of society and collective work. Totally their shtick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuntal View Post
    I can see Gamma NTs partnering up with someone who speaks in support of wealth redistribution for creation of a fair and civil society, given how often they think in terms of society and collective work. Totally their shtick.
    Poor Gammas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuntal View Post
    lol, seriously? a for effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1981slater View Post
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    yes!!!!

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    ENFJ(?)
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    Quote Originally Posted by lungs View Post
    lol, seriously? a for effort.
    no only j/k *giggle giggle* *snort snort*
    and d- for not reading the essays of ppl ur typing

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    I thought Gamma quadra is zoologically anti-communist quadra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa View Post
    yes!!!!
    Indeed!!
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