“Money doesn't buy taste, personality, or common decency.”
“I’m not sure I want to go to prom. I’m not sure I want to share you with anyone.”
“I was stuck in a life I didn't remember, squeezed into the shell of this girl - this Samantha Joe Franco - and the more I learned about her, the more I was starting to hate her.”
“I can’t believe it took me this long to be here with you.”
“I can’t believe you’re actually here. That you are with me.”
“Screw practice. Our relationship is more important than a damn practice.”
“Things aren’t perfect. They are far, far from it,but they are getting there, and I wasn’t looking back. Not when there were so many good things in the future.”
“I didn't recognize the name on the street sign. Nothing about the rural road looked familiar or friendly. Tall, imposing trees and overgrown weeds choked the front of the dilapidated home. Windows were boarded up. There was a gaping hole where the front door had been. I shivered, wanting to be far away from here… wherever here was.”
“Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m not proud of it. Even though you didn’t have that damn necklace on, as far as I knew, you were still with Del. And I’m not big on making out with another guy’s girlfriend.”
“La sua giovinezza gli riapparve portando tutti i ricordi soavi, che sono profumi piuttosto che pensieri. Da quel passato al presente c’era un abisso. Ma la fantasia ha il volto dell’angelo e del baleno; essa varca i mari nei quali abbiamo corso il rischio di naufragare, le tenebre dove si sono perdute le nostre illusioni, gli abissi che hanno inghiottito la nostra felicità”
“He granted its due share to everything equally, drawing from everything only what was beautiful in it, and in the end left himself only the divine Raphael as a teacher. So a great poetic artist, having read many different writings filled with much delight and majestic beauty, in the end might leave himself, as his daily reading, only Homer's Iliad, having discovered that there is nothing that has not already been reflected in its profound and great perfection.”
“Then you remember that Jack--that's his name, the mac & cheese--plays lacrosse. That's probably where he got all those yummy muscles. You need two hands for lacrosse.
A pinky? Damn, you might as well starve yourself.”
“Get some! expresses in two simple words the excitement, fear, feelings of power and the erotic-tinged thrill that come from confronting the extreme physical and emotional challenges posed by death, which is, of course, what war is all about.”
“The Rape of Nanking did not penetrate the world consciousness in the same manner as the Holocaust or Hiroshima because the victims themselves had remained silent.”
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