“Secrets are like flowers buried under snow. Eventually they rise up and push through into the light.”
“Evil comes in shades of gray, not black and white.”
“I prefer to play English characters. They have a knack for dying well. I have made my career superbly playing well-died Englishmen.”
“Right or wrong, black or white. Live or die. In peace, he was lost in a sea of gray. Now it was time for war.”
“Man had created light and cut himself from the Heavens.”
“I'll never love anyone like I love him, and I'll always be his whether I'm with him or not.”
“Something large and happy has unfolded in my chest, erupting in a smile that won’t quit. I can’t remember ever feeling so light-hearted. Or is my heart full? Or bursting? Not aching, that’s for sure.”
“My conflicts of conscience are about the only battles I’m fighting these days, and I’m willing to fight until the end. There is something freeing
about this life, about living out of a single backpack and disappearing into the night. About smelling terrible and never remembering people’s names. About never having to say you’re sorry. We exist outside of society. We stay up late and sleep even later. We
are bandits, pirates, serial killers. The dregs. Someone should lock us up and never let us out again. But instead, they give us their money, they offer us their beds. We are not
going to pay for the beer. We are not going to be back here for a good, long while. We have prior engagements. We have the money in a duffel bag. We have no shame. Fuck guilt. Back to life.”
“(5) If we wish to be united to God we should value all the operations of his grace, but we should cling only to the duties of the present moment.”
“White is for witching, a colour to be worn so that all other colours can enter you, so that you may use them. At a pinch, cream will do.”
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