“She wanted to feel safe. Untouchable in her home. The ultimate female fantasy.”
“I hated myself for needing him at such times, for craving his strength whenever I felt upset.”
“I needed him here like I needed a yeast infection.”
“He looked like a man on his way to a prostate exam.”
“From time to time the human species spawns predators that feed on those around them. They’re not the species. They’re mutations of the species. In my opinion these freaks have no right to suck oxygen from the atmosphere. But they’re here, so I help cage them up and put them where they can’t hurt others. I make life safer for the folks who get up, go to work each day, raise their kids or their tomatoes, or their tropical fish, and watch the ball game in the evening. They are the human species.”
“De vez en cuando la especie humana engendra depredadores que se alimentan de aquellos que los rodean. Pero no pertenecen a la especie: son mutaciones de ella. A mi parecer, esos monstruos no tienen derecho a respirar el oxígeno de la atmósfera. Pero están ahí, por lo que contribuyo a enjaularlos y a meterlos donde no puedan dañar a los otros. Consigo que la vida sea más segura para la gente que se levanta, acude al trabajo cada día, cría a sus hijos, cultiva sus tomates o cuida sus peces tropicales y ve los partidos de fútbol los domingos. Ésa es la especie humana.”
“I’d smelled my moonshine sweetheart and seen his light in the eyes around me. I’d loved it once. Hell, I loved it still. But the enchantment would destruct. For me, any trifling dalliance and the affair would consume and overpower. So I’d walked away from it, with twelve slow steps. And I had stayed away. Having been lovers, we could never be friends. Tonight we’d almost been thrown into each other’s arms.”
“Even in shabbiness there was room for pride.”
“He strode into the hall, glanced at something on the”
“I’m always interested in the future. I plan to spend the rest of my life there.”
“George Burns appeared again and said, "I'm always interested in the future. I plan to spend the rest of my life there.”
“Ideas come easily to me, enacting them comes harder. I usually let things go. Perhaps it's an escape hatch, my way of allowing myself to double back and ease out the side door on a lot of my schemes. Irresolute about my social life, obsessive in my work.”
“I am a woman whose moods are influenced by the weather, my outlook rising and falling with the barometer.”
“He left as silently as he'd come. Pierre LaManche favored crepe-soled shoes, kept his pockets empty so nothing jangled or swished. Like a croc in a river he arrived and departed unannounced by auditory cues. Some of the staff found it unnerving.”
“Good hair day. Bad hair day. Dead hair day.”
“The larger buildings are now rented out and house schools and institutions more secular in mission where the Internet and fax machine replace Scripture and theological discourse as the working paradigm. Perhaps it's a good metaphor for modern society. We're too absorbed in communicating among ourselves to worry about an almighty architect.”
“La muerte violenta no tolera ninguna intimidad. Saquea la propia dignidad tan rotundamente como ha arrebatado la vida. El cuerpo es manejado, escudriñado y fotografiado, y en cada paso del proceso se le aplica una nueva serie de dígitos. La víctima se convierte en parte de las pruebas, un objeto expuesto que se exhibe a policías, patólogos, especialistas forenses, abogados y, llegado el caso, jurados. Numeradlo; fotografiadlo; tomad muestras; ponedle una etiqueta en el pie. Aunque partícipe activa, no me resigno a aceptar lo impersonal del sistema. Es como un saqueo al nivel más personal. Por lo menos yo daría un nombre a esta víctima. La muerte en el anonimato no se sumaría a la lista de violaciones que él o ella deben sufrir.”
“We’re too absorbed in communicating among ourselves to worry about an almighty architect.”
“A life of adventure is ours for the taking, whether we're seven or seventy. Life for the most part is what me make it. We have been given a responsibility to live it fully, joyfully, completely, and richly, in whatever span of time God grants us on this earth.”
“There are things like reflecting pools, and images, an infinite reference from one to the other, but no longer a source, a spring. There is no longer any simple origin. For what is reflected it split in itself and not only as an addition to itself of its image. The reflection, the image, the double, splits what it doubles. The origin of the speculation becomes a difference. What can look at itself is not one; and the law of the addition of the origin to its representation, or the thing to its image, is that one plus one makes at least three.”
“Why will you not just accept what is? You have done as you will in my domain. I have exacted no price for actions that would be the death of any other."
"Why? I am your enemy here!”
“It is we who are the parasites, and Earth the host”
“This is the key to understanding the difference between indigenous and civilized warfare: Even in warfare the indigenous maintain relationships with their honored enemy. This is the key to understanding the difference between indigenous and civilized ways of living. This is only one of many things those we enslave could tell us, if only we asked: They, too, are alive, and present another way of living, a way of living that is not - in contradistinction to our God and our Science and our Capitalism and everything else in our lives - jealous. It is an inclusive way of living. They could tell us that things don't have to be the way they are.”
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