“I never miss a good chance to shut up”
“What do you talk about to a murderer, and someone you loved, over a perfect dinner and cocktails? I wanted to know so many things, but I couldn't ask any of the real-questions pounding in my head. Instead, we talked of the coming vacation days, a "plan" for the
here and now in the islands.”
“It’s all right to put the weight of the world on your shoulders sometimes, if you know how to take it off.”
“I was thirty-eight at the time. As the saying goes, if I’d known I was going to live that long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
“Maybe you’ll learn something about life beyond Batman.”
“It’s a common enough psych term,” I told him. “All of us shrinks talk about VFC when we get together. Very fucking crazy, Gerry.”
“Little books can mean big things, baby books are things that you probably might not know.”
“The doors of every house have a unique sound when they open and close.”
“I knew that she was a psychopath, just like Gary. No conscience. I believed that business, the government, Wall Street were filled with people like that. No regret for their actions. Not unless they got caught. Then the crocodile tears started. “What”
“equal dose of potassium chloride was administered. This drug relaxes the heart and stops its pumping.”
“No one had figured out any of the other murders he’d done, had they? They got John Wayne Gacy, Jr., after over thirty murders in Chitown. Jeffrey Dahmer went down after seventeen in Milwaukee. Gary had murdered more than both of them put together. But no one knew who he was, or where he was, or what he planned to do next.”
“They come in all shapes and sizes, all races and creeds and genders. That's the scariest thing of all”
“STATE TROOPERS Mick Fescoe and Bobby Hatfield were about”
“Nunca sabes qué vas a encontrar. Lo espectacular siempre está ahí, esperando que tú lo encuentres.”
“—¿No lo entiendes, Alex? No, creo que no lo entiendes.
—¿Qué es lo que no entiendo, Jezzie? Dímelo de una vez.
—Siempre estás buscando la parte buena de la gente. Pero no existe.”
“All of us shrinks talk about VFC when we get together. Very fucking crazy, Gerry.”
“—Madre, hija, niño de tres años —insistí, empezando otra vez a enfadarme—. A nadie les importan una mierda.
—¿Y qué? Nadie se preocupaba por ellos cuando estaban vivos. ¿Por qué esperas que se preocupen ahora que han muerto?”
“También nos decimos adiós, sólo por si no volvemos a vernos nunca.”
“with all these serial killer Waynes, anyway? Wayne Williams. John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Patrick Wayne Hearney, who dismembered thirty-two human beings on the West Coast.”
“Globalization makes it impossible for modern societies to collapse in isolation, as did Easter Island and the Greenland Norse in the past. Any society in turmoil today, no matter how remote ... can cause trouble for prosperous societies on other continents and is also subject to their influence (whether helpful or destabilizing). For the first time in history, we face the risk of a global decline. But we also are the first to enjoy the opportunity of learning quickly from developments in societies anywhere else in the world today, and from what has unfolded in societies at any time in the past. That's why I wrote this book.”
“Hi People! ILOVE ELEVEN BIRTHDAYS AND A MANGO SHAPED SPACE”
“I hear. Nobody thinks so. But I do. Sometimes people whisper. Sometimes they yell. Sometimes they say mean things. I see more than the TV. It's my friend. I don't have any others, like the kids on Barney do. Why are people afraid of me? I don't want to hurt them. I taste only the sweet air, whooshed through tubes to help me breathe. If I'm lucky a bit of flavor comes with the wind or skin or clothes I smell. I wish my mouth would let me tell Mama I love her. Let me tell Daddy I ms him. Let me tell Shane how good I feel when I see him happy with Alex. I like when I swim because when I float, I am free. I like when I sleep because I dance when I dream. I hear, I see, I taste, I smell, I feel, I dream.”
“I believe that a person's taste in music tells you a lot about them. In some cases, it tells you everything you need to know.”
“It’s a strange thing to discover how much you matter to people you didn’t really know you mattered to. Or to find that the slow disintegration of yourself causes a smaller version to happen in other people.”
BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.
We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.
Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.