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There’s this program inside me that’s really fucking hard to break, that’s, like…

I’m not somebody that people stick around for, because that’s just what my path is in this life, which is okay.

I can be okay with that, that that’s my path.

“Finding My Father” S01x08

It hits home too hard.

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Lisbon: You have not met this girl.

Jane: Oh, a tough cookie, likes to hide her emotions under a hard veneer?

Lisbon: Yeah.

Jane: Yeah, I think I’ve met a woman like that before.

Lisbon: Is that so?

Jane: Uh, you want to know how I got her to lower her guard?

Lisbon: How?

Jane: Uh, I lowered my own.

The Mentalist 07×02, “The Greybar Hotel”

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Jane: So you got angry. So you punched out a psycho drunk. So what? You know what your problem is? You think you’re better than everyone else. You think you’re perfect.

Dharma: No, I do not.

Jane: Oh, yeah? Then how come it’s such a big deal that you lost your temper? Everybody loses their temper.

Dharma: It’s not a big deal. It’s just not something I do.

Jane: Because you think you’re perfect.

― Dharma and Jane. Dharma & Greg 04×09, “Boxing Dharma”

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“I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2am, I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes.”

Anna Peters ©