“If we don't learn the art of patience and trust, we will end up assuming that we are a failure.”
“When I go back to God after my life, I want to make sure I go back with absolutely no talent and tell him, "I used up everything you gave me.”
“There is never a problem without a solution. It's just that you don't see it because fear, insecurity and lack of passion make you blind.”
“May be that is how life is. Clouds, whether bright or dark, they just keep passing. The duration they stay with us depends on whether the circumstance around us is breezy, windy or stormy.”
“There is only one 'best'. The others are just 'good' & 'better'. But 'the best' changes with time & hence, 'the best' is always yet to come.”
“The people who are scared of ghosts are the ones who discuss most about them.”
“If we don't do what we are passionate about, work would be more like a mere wait for the subsequent month's salary.”
“Danika, sweetheart?" he rasped. "Yes, Tristan?" "I'm done being sweet, if you don't mind. I need to fuck you really hard now, if that's okay.”
“It’s one thing to protect yourself,” Dad yelled at me during our very next lunch. “That I get. Have I ever told you not to defend yourself? No. But did you have to permanently maim him? I spent all that money on that on that fancy school for girls-not to mention all that money for the shrinks-and what did that get me?”
I shrugged. “A seven-figure civil suit?”
“Човек си строи големи истории, това е истината, и може да им вярва с години, няма значение колко безумни са, и неправдоподобни, носи ги в себе си и толкова. И е щастлив дори, с такива неща. Щастлив. И би могло да не свършва никога.
Но ето че един ден се случва така, че нещо се счупва в сърцето на голямото фантастично построение, так, без никаква причина, счупва се внезапно, и ти стоиш и не разбираш как така цялата тази приказна история вече не е в теб, а пред теб, сякаш е лудостта на някой друг, а този друг си ти. Так. Понякога стига едно нищо. Дори само въпрос, който изплува. Това стига.”
“So what else can I tell you?" I asked. "I mean, to get you to reveal Lily to me."
She triangled her fingers under her chin. "Let's see. Are you a bed wetter?"
"Am I a...?"
"Bed wetter. I am asking if you are a bed wetter."
I knew she was trying to get me to blink. But I wouldn't.
"No, ma'am. I leave my beds dry."
"Not even a little drip every now and then?"
"I'm trying hard to see how this is germane."
"I'm gauging your honesty. What is the last periodical you read methodically?"
"Vogue. Although, in the interest of full disclosure, that's mostly because I was in my mother's bathroom, enduring a rather long bowel movement. You know, the kind that requires Lamaze."
"What adjective do you feel the most longing for?"
That was easy. "I will admit I have a soft spot for fanciful."
"Let's say I have a hundred million dollars and offer it to you. The only condition is that if you take it, a man in China will fall off his bicycle and die. What do you do?"
"I don't understand why it matters whether he's in China or not. And of course I wouldn't take the money."
The old woman nodded.
"Do you think Abraham Lincoln was a homosexual?"
"All I can say for sure is that he never made a pass at me."
"Are you a museumgoer?"
"Is the pope a churchgoer?"
"When you see a flower painted by Georgia O'Keefe, what comes to mind?"
"That's just a transparent ploy to get me to say the word vagina, isn't it? There. I said it. Vagina.”
“Are you here for a reason, Cheshire?
Why, yes, I would enjoy a cup of tea. I take mine with lots of cream, and no tea. Thank you.”
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