“Bad things open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.”
“You can never replace someone you love like that. Eventually the memories won’t be so hard on you. With time, the memories will make you smile and you will be grateful for having them.”
“A man is a penis-wrinkle when calling him a dickhead would be a compliment.”
“Whip ‘em out boys. We’ll measure them right here and now.”
“The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.”
“This isn’t over, Sylvia. I’ll leave you now, but I’m watching. I will not let that bastard hurt you.” I said this just as I reached the door. As she shut the door I heard a strangled whisper, “No, you’re perfectly capable of doing that on your own.”
“I love you. I never stopped loving you. These past years have been empty without you. The weekend you spent with me made me realize just how much you mean to me.”
“You left me over college tuition? Seriously? You left me broken and crying over money?”
“Every generation comes to a point where they claim the end of the world has got to be just around the corner. I was in my mid-thirties, certain and confident it was just a matter of time. Things were coming to a head: rising gas prices, increased backward leaps in racism, segregation, political angst, infringement on nearly every point of the Constitution by the president, and just an overall sense of angry people. It was hard not to read the graffiti on the walls around us. If you couldn’t see it, if you didn’t sense it, then I guess you were just a blind motherfucker living under some rock.”
“In fact, after that ride across Amaya, he still had blisters in all kinds of places where blisters shouldn’t be.”
“Big events, small, mundane moments of the day–it doesn’t matter; the past will find a way to squeeze into the present–if you let it.”
“And you, Mom. I loved you. You've asked if i felt and understood that you loved me. of course I did. And you know this. I loved your love because it kept me safe and happy and wanted, and it existed beyond words and hugs and eyes.”
“Non devi soffiare solo ai compleanni, soffia ed esprimi un desiderio tutte le volte che vuoi.”
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