“No point in wishing for what you can't have. - Blair
What's the point in wishing for what you can and do? - Larken”
“coffeepot, Glenna gave Blair’s arm an absent stroke. “Give you a”
“have read my mind.” As she moved to the coffeepot, Glenna gave Blair’s arm an absent stroke. “Give you a hand?” “No, I got this. You’ve been taking the lion’s”
“Maybe it was the post-battle itches, but Blair couldn’t settle. After another session with Glenna, everyone’s injuries were well on the mend, so they could train. They should train, she told herself. Maybe the sweat and”
“quietly. “To the cliffs and caves, while we have the sun.” “There you go. They can’t come out. Nothing”
“Man needs the comfort of the simple as much as he needs the glory”
“They speak little; it is as if the air has been churned up with decade's worth of fruitless pursuit and missed connections and thoughts unspoken, and they are waiting quietly for all this matter — these motes of opportunity forgone — to settle around them.”
“You will one day experience joy that matches this pain. You will cry euphoric tears at the Beach Boys, you will stare down at a baby’s face as she lies asleep in your lap, you will make great friends, you will eat delicious foods you haven’t tried yet, you will be able to look at a view from a high place and not assess the likelihood of dying from falling. There are books you haven’t read yet that will enrich you, films you will watch while eating extra-large buckets of popcorn, and you will dance and laugh and have sex and go for runs by the river and have late-night conversations and laugh until it hurts. Life is waiting for you. You might be stuck here for a while, but the world isn’t going anywhere. Hang on in there if you can. Life is always worth it.”
“Verrazzano must have been turning in his grave. (Except that he didn’t have one because he’d been eaten.)”
“The winter requires whoever is doing the watering to have a bit of faith, in order to believe that what looks empty has every potential.”
“Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce, by the endless uncertainty in which they involve you, and by the cold reception which your pretended discoveries shall meet with, when communicated. Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.”
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