The Simile Museum

Tag: Ottessa Moshfegh


“Reva was like the pills I took. They turned everything, even hatred, even love, into fluff I could bat away. And that was exactly what I wanted–my emotions passing like headlights that shine softly through a window, sweep past me, illuminate something vaguely familiar, then fade and leave me in the dark again.”

-Ottessa Moshfegh

“It’s funny how love can jump from one person to another, like a flea.”

– Ottessa Moshfegh

“He told me I was the sign he’d been waiting for and,
like looking into a crystal ball, he’d just read a private message from God
in the silvery vortex of my left pupil.”

-Ottessa Moshfegh