“Never regret trusting someone. It proves you have a heart. But if he turns out to be a lying worm ... I'm not going to waste my time crying. Because I am way too fabulous for that.”
“How do you say yoo-hoo in Arabic?"
"I believe that yoo-hoo could be part of a universal language," Dan said. "Like ow. Or- you're stepping on my foot."
"No, you're stepping on my foot. Ow."
“We need you to go out there and cover for us while we search for whoever's bugging us," Amy said. "Whoever it is, he or she is probably nearby."
"All you have to do is keep talking. We've thought a lot about this, and we think you have the necessary skills," Dan said.
"Very funny, Dan-o. But true. When it comes to nonstop chat, I'm the champ," Nellie agreed.
Nellie turned off the shower and they all returned to the main room.
"That pool is so fine," she said, as if she'd never been interrupted. "I met this couple from Scotland, and I was all, whoa, you have some delish smoked salmon in your excellent country...."
Amy raised the window carefully, not making a sound. She and Dan quietly climbed out.
"--and they were all, 'Aye, lassie, we dew, ye ken our bonny fish, ye dew!'" Nellie said in a terrible Scottish accent. "So I said, 'You know what ye lads and lassies need in Scotland? Bagels! To go with!' 'Whoa,' they said, 'lassie, ye canna be serious, that is one orrrig-in-al guid idea....'"
"Okay, you can stop now."
"Man, that's guid news," Nellie said. "This lassie is about to pass out.”
“Amy decided she was never watching Animal Planet again.”
“She knew now that the trick to being brave was not thinking of the worst thing that could happen. It was a weird thing — if you acted brave, you could almost feel brave.”
“You must understand something. Money is not a sign of achievement.”
“Maybe Father thought I was bad girl enough and didn't need a slutty outfit to emphasize that further.”
“Thank you Liv… Thank you for being the only woman ever brave enough to love me.”
“the pale light coming in through the French door leading to the deck I could see who it was. “Milton. What the—” “Shut up, asshole. You surprised to see me? Did you think I was going to let them wash me down the toilet without doing something about it?” “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Listen, there are”
“The wine is gone. Only sour wine fumes remain. Drunkenness pretends to resolution.”
“He impaired his vision by holding the object too close. He might see, perhaps, one or two points with unusual clearness, but in so doing he, necessarily, lost sight of the matter as a whole. Thus there is such a thing as being too profound. Truth is not always in a well. In fact, as regards the more important knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.”
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