“That's the most stupid expression in the world. 'I fell in love'—as if you had no choice. There's a moment, there's always a moment; I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it. I don't know when your moment was but I bet there was one.”
“I love everything about you that hurts.”
“Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off. But it's better if you do.”
“• Dan: I love you.
• Alice: Where?
• Dan: What?
• Alice: Show me. Where is this 'love'? I can't see it, I can't touch it, I can't feel it. I can hear it, I can hear some words but I can't do anything with your easy words.”
“Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood! Go fuck yourself!”
“Everything is a version of something else.”
“I don't love you anymore. Goodbye.”
“I know who you are. I love you. I love everything about you that hurts.”
“Alice: I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.
Dan: Since when?
Alice: Now. Just now.”
“I don't want to lie. I can't tell the truth. So it's over.”
“Alice: It's the only way to leave. "I don't love you anymore. Goodbye."
Dan: Supposing you do still love them?
Alice: You don't leave.”
“What's so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it's the currency of the world.”
“I think you owe me something for deceiving me so exquisitely.”
“We arrive with our...'baggage' and for a while they're brilliant, they're 'Baggage Handlers.' We say, 'Where's your baggage?' They deny all knowledge of it...'They're in love'...they have none. Then...just as you're relaxing...a Great Big Juggernaut arrives...with their baggage. It Got Held Up. One of the greatest myths men have about women is that we overpack.”
What do you want?
To be loved.
It's a big want.”
“I am waiting for a man to come in here and fuck me sideways with a beautiful line like that”
“Men want a girl who looks like a boy. They want to protect her but she must be a survivor. And she must come...like a train...but with...elegance.”
“Deception is brutal, I'm not pretending otherwise.”
“Dan: You've ruined my life.
Anna: You'll get over it.”
“Thank God life ends—we'd never survive it. From Big Bang to weary shag, the history of the world. Our flesh is ferocious...our bodies will kill us...our bones will outlive us.”
“Alice: Is it because she's successful?
Dan: No. It's because... she doesn't need me.”
“Pleasure and self destruction...The perfect poison.”
“Alice: Did you phone her, beg her to come back - when you went for lovely walks?
Alice: You're a piece of shit.”
“Anna: Since my opening last year...I'm disgusting.
Larry: You're phenomenal. You're so clever.”
“Everything is a version of something else”
“Whether or not the fame of Gilgamesh of Uruk had reached the Aegean – and the idea is attractive – there can be no doubt that it was as great as that of any other hero. In time his name became so much a household word that jokes and forgeries were fathered onto it, as in a popular fraud that survives on eighth-century B.C. tablets which perhaps themselves copy an older text. This is a letter supposed to be written by Gilgamesh to some other king, with commands that he should send improbable quantities of livestock and metals, along with gold and precious stones for an amulet for Enkidu, which would weigh no less that thirty pounds. The joke must have been well received, for it survives in four copies, all from Sultantepe.”
“Where will this all end up? Will we completely lose our ability to be private, respectful, subtle? Will romance die? Often I long for a simpler time when break ups weren't made a trillion times worse by photo tagging, and rather than spelling it out for people you could be irritated by something and not feel as though you had to voice your gripe with convenient hashtags such as #dogaccidents, #cake and #snow in case it becomes a trending topic.”
“The Fool card represented one who walked without fear, aware of the choices she made in the journey of life, life itself being defined as a state of courage and wisdom and not an uncontrollable participation in society, as many people experienced their lives.”
“I’m less opposed to pink than I am to dresses, for the simple reason that I hated dresses and skirts as a child. I hated the way they impeded my mobility and playground power, and I hated the fear I had while wearing them that with one stiff breeze I would be exposed to the world, with no choice afterward but to slip quietly into a permanent vegetative state.”
“But the purpose and nature are never clearly revealed. Human behaviour is a series of lunges, of which, it is sometimes sensed, the direction is inevitable.”
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