“They say the eyes are the window to the soul.”
“I'm going to be so normal that when people look up normal in the dictionary, my name will be there.”
“All those people in their black-and-white worlds - they have no idea what they're missing”
“… I just figured it would be easier to do the math problem with the numbers in the correct colors.”
“orange trail leading down to the kitchen and”
“If I could paint, I would do it myself.”
“When I was little, I used to run out into the rain and let the water run all over me. Then one day I saw lightning split a tree nearly in half. That pretty much took the joy out of prancing around in thunderstorms.”
“I open my eyes and stare at the page. I see the black letters. But I also see the pinks and greens and purples and yellows. I can’t say I’m surprised.”
“My mission was to multiply twenty-four times nine.”
“They to whom a boy comes asking, Who am I, and what am I to be? have need of ever so much care. Each word in answer may prove to the after-life what each finger-touch of the artist is to the clay he is modelling.”
“If something wants to be a story, it will be.”
“Yes, he knew that we was withdrawing from everything: not merely from human beings. A moment more and everything will have lost its meaning, and that table and the cup, and the chair to which he clings, all the near and the commonplace, will have become unintelligible, strange and heavy. So he sat there and waited until it should have happened. And defended himself no longer.”
“Genius is an infinite capacity for causing pain.”
“My mother always says that fear and pain are immediate, and that, when they're gone we're left with the concept, but not the true memory.”
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