“...Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.”
“He had once thought it was strange to have a friend you'd never met. Now it was even stranger, losing a friend you'd never really had”
“There is no such thing as an accident. That's what science is all about. (...) There are only patterns we don't yet recognize.”
“All people know the Greater Hunger...It is the hunger for warmth, for family, for connection to the stars and the earth and other living things..."
"For love?" Renie asked.
"Yes, I suppose that could be true.”
“Go down." It seemed obvious. "You have to go down before you can come out - that's how these things always work.”
“Never trust people that like to call things by initials, that's my philosophy.”
“... Humans turn the places they live into great crowded piles of mud and stone, like the nests termites build--but what happens when in all the world there are only termite hills left but no bush?”
“So that's what--one "yes," one "not sure," and one "I had had a dream about a bug.”
“Ho! We are being taunted by some sort of otherworldly fireflies. Someone fetch me my rifle!”
“Im Schlamm fing es an, wie so vieles.”
“The world was all mud and wire. The war in the heavens was only a faint imitation of the horror men had learned to make.”
“...a proud man who could do more than he is asked to do. It is not good for the spirit.”
“Besides, there was always hope, wasn’t there?”
“You know how it is when one talks of liberty. Everything seems beautifully simple. One expects every gate to open and every wall to fall flat.”
“You’re the best boyfriend ever. You let me ride in elevators and everything.”
“Laugh it up, Pet. It’ll be hilarious when we get stuck and the smell of unclean tourist is invading your nostrils.”
“Don’t worry, Sexy. I’ll protect you.”
“زندگی من مثل یک شمع آب می شود، نه اشتباه می کنم-مثل یک کنده ی هیزم تر است که گوشه ی دیگدان افتاده و به آتش هیزم های دیگر برشته و زغال شده، ولی نه سوخته و نه تر و تازه مانده، فقط از دود و دم دیگران خفه شده”
“Paulinus, everyone knows. Say the word, and I'll run the bitch over with my chariot”
“We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.”
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