“Don't you know that boys don't cry?' Adam grinned.
'Shall I tell you something I've only recently discovered,' I replied, not attempting to hide the tears rolling down my face and not the least bit ashamed of them. 'Boys don't cry, but real men do.”
“The point is, you have family and friends who love you. You have a world out there just waiting for you to conquer it. You have a life that will be anything you make it. That's the point.”
“Sometimes the things you're convinced you don't want turn out to be the thing you need the most in this world.”
“The truth isn't going to bend itself to suit you.”
“Boys don't cry, but men do.”
“Temptation leans on the doorbell, but opportunity knocks only once.”
“Five years off my life...
I wondered with a wry smile, would people be immortal if they didn't have kids?”
“Did you love Melanie?" asked Adam unexpectedly.
There was no pause before I shook my head.
"That's a shame," said Adam.
"Well, someone as special as your daughter should've been... made with love.”
“I wish... I wish he wasn't quite so ashamed of me. And if he could stop feeling so ashamed of himself, then maybe we might stand a chance.”
“A backup plan means somewhere in my head, I think I might fail and that word is not in my vocabulary. Plus I'm too talented to fail.”
“Boys don't cry but real men do.”
“If you can only have one, which means more to you? Being someone or making a difference
“Tout le monde se fiche des "presque", Dante. Si les " presque" comptaient, toute la population adulte, hormis peut-être une ou deux bonnes sœurs, serait en prison.”
“There's a saying," Aeneas said: "Keep an eye on Greeks when they offer gifts." He spoke wryly. "Horses, particularly.”
“have to know, he thought. I have to get out there and talk to people and see for myself. But there’s nothing I can do now, and, dammit, I need some sleep.”
“The only tests worth passing are the ones we set ourselves.”
“What did you do?” “Blew up a fuel depot, stole twelve rockets and made off with them in a stolen van, got kidnapped by a maniac, and had dinner with a guy who farted fire.” “That would be funny, but I’m worried it’s all true.” “It’s been a long couple days.” “Did he really fart fire?” Morelli asked.”
“Only the never-ending work of mourning can help us from lapsing into the illusion that we have found the parent we once urgently needed—empathic and open, understanding and understandable, honest and available, helpful and loving, feeling, transparent, clear, without unintelligible contradictions. Such a parent was never ours, for a mother can react empathically only to the extent that she has become free of her own childhood; when she denies the vicissitudes of her early life, she wears invisible chains.”
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