“Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other.”
“Before a man's forty, girls cost nothing. After that you have to pay money, or tell a story. Of the two, it's the story that hurts most. Anyway I'm not forty yet.”
“It reads better than it lives”
“Bond sat for a moment frozen to his chair. Suddenly, there flashed unwanted into his mind that most sinister line in poetry: 'They reckon ill who leave me out. When me they fly, I am the wings.”
“The first thing he noticed was that Las Vegas seemed to have invented a new school of functional architecture, 'The Gilded Mousetrap School' he thought it might be called, whose main purpose was to channel the customer-mouse into the central gambling trap whether he wanted the cheese or not.”
“People are so damn sensitive about colour around here that you can’t even ask a barman for a jigger of rum. You have to ask for a jegro.”
“Mister. Nothing is forever. Only death is permanent. Nothing is forever except what you did to me.”
“Only law firm out there’s called Smith and Wesson.”
“Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.”
“Outside the bus the smell of sulphur hit Bond with sickening force. It was a horrible smell, from somewhere down in the stomach of the world.”
“We’re both travelling bad roads and all bad roads lead to the bad town.”
“Leiter chuckled and reached in his left-hand pocket for a dime as they came to the Henry Hudson Bridge toll.”
“Now it’s your turn again,’ she said. ‘Buy me another drink and then tell me what sort of a woman you think would add to you.’ Bond gave his order to the steward. He lit a cigarette and turned back to her. ‘Somebody who can make Sauce Béarnaise as well as love,’ he said. ‘Holy mackerel! Just any old dumb hag who can cook and lie on her back?”
“Ever heard of “The House of Diamonds”?”
“He’s not a bad guy really, except he’s so crooked, you shake hands with him you better count your fingers afterwards.”
“I expect because I think I can handle life better on my own. Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.”
“Ir ļoti skumji mazgāt veļu, ja tajā nav neviena vīrieša krekla.”
“It reads better than it lives .”
“America’s a civilized country. More or less. What”
“So you’re going to Las Vegas,’ said Bond. ‘Funny coincidence department.’ He told Leiter about his conversation with Shady Tree. ‘Sure,’ said Leiter. ‘No coincidence about it. We’re both travelling bad roads and all bad roads lead to the bad town. I”
“Don't make it worse by thinking it's more painful than it actually is.”
“He is so poor that he could not keep a dog.”
“I began my mindfulness exercises and focused on how the water felt against my skin, how my toes felt as I raised my feet and they came into contact with the bubbles on the surface, and the pressure of the tub against my back. I focused on my breathing and allowed it to become slower and deeper, letting my tummy rise and fall instead of my back and shoulders. Then, as I was at my most relaxed, I pushed my bum forward, opened my mouth, slipped my head underwater and took the biggest gulp of water I could until it flooded my lungs. My brain’s immediate reaction was to force myself to the surface and cough the water out, but I fought hard against it and remained underneath, thrashing about like a fish caught in a net.”
“If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.”
“We went outside and stood on the covered porch. It was raining again. Hard.
“Crap, I left the umbrella in the car,” he said. “Let me go get--”
“Don’t be silly. I won’t melt.”
He grabbed my hand--his was so warm, so large--and we made a mad dash across the puddle-filled parking lot. He had his keys out and was beeping the locks before we got there. We both jumped inside, through opposite doors, at the same time.
Laughing, drenched, and cold.
“I’ll get the heater going,” he said, cranking up the car.
“It’s June, in Texas.”
“I know, but I’m cold.”
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