“Chet! What are you eating?”
Nothing. It was true. The eating part was over.”
“I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved.”
“Often, maybe even usually, Bernie ended up being the smartest human in the room. Tonight was different.”
“A wild-goose chase! I’d heard that expression so many times but never been on one. It sounded like the most exciting thing in the whole world. Yes, I wanted to go on a wild-goose chase, and if that meant Vegas, so be it.”
“Snacks taste better when you’re hungry, but do they ever actually taste bad? I ask you.”
“The cat saw me at once, of course, and every hair on his body stood straight up, and he made a sound like the mountain lion's roar but much tinier. That's all cats are - midget lions. I'm nobody's midget, baby.”
“It’s the moments we let go that, I believe, remain with us strongest—because regret is something that never leaves us.”
“my heart was busy falling into the blackest depths of me, a locale unknown even to Uncle, where it shed its skin, rolled in bile, assumed a new shell, and grew thorns. Thus armored, the resourceful organ climbed the ladder of my ribs and returned to its place. And I did what Pearl would’ve wanted me to.”
“Ria snorted. “Leo’s pride rarely leaves the plains. What are they
supposed to mate? The zebras?”
“A successful novel should erase the boundary line between writer and reader, so they can unite. When that happens, the novel becomes a part of life—the main course, not the dessert. A successful novel should interrupt the reader’s life, make him or her miss appointments,”
“It is the unrepentant worship of statistics that forms the true orthodoxy of any modern police department.”
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