Trevor D. Richardson · 558 pages
Rating: (19 votes)
“We’ve been so busy with these things we let ourselves think actually mattered, but they don’t. There’s no such thing as the right career, or morality, or destiny, or fate. There’s only life. And whether you honor it or ignore it. It’s ironic, but in trying to find God we’ve been ignoring life.”
“They live, we sleep, we starve, they eat. You must comply with their deceit, don't trust the wolves to guard the sheep. They'll colonize when you close your eyes into a superpower that will never die.”
“People used to make money, but somewhere along the way, it started making us.”
“It’s all society is, the repressed sex drives of men, the objectification of women, their paranoia, the posturing, the macho stances, the beauty standard, it’s all just one charade masking a never ending hard on.”
“When did a free country start to mean free enterprise? Who sold Democracy out for a golden calf we got to idolize?”
“We’re better together than we are apart. The American Dream has us looking out for ourselves even at the expense of our neighbors. That shit ain’t true, man.”
“Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?”
“You have a dedication to life and truth that burns out of you as beauty and I envy it so much I want to be around it for the rest of my life.”
“I think the idea that we have anything to begin with is a lie we tell ourselves every day until we believe it. I think the law is there to enforce fictions that would not exist otherwise. Certain laws prevent us from deviating from those fictions, and thrive as a framework for the lifestyle we are all required to live. I believe that the reason possession is nine-tenths of the law is that without those laws there wouldn’t be any possession at all.”
“We were like two atoms in one molecule, hydrogen and oxygen. Both explosive alone, but the source of everything when we came together.”
“When fighting for your life, it may simply be too easy to flip the switch to “rock ’n’ roll,” no matter how wasteful and useless this might be.”
“His full parenthesis was closed, and he was once more but a sentence, of a sort, in the general text, the text that, from his momentary street-corner, showed as a great grey page of print that somehow managed to be crowded without being ‘fine’.”
“Travis Maddox was the kind of gorgeous every girl dreamed about, and he was my reality”
“America's intellectual community has never been very bright. Or honest. They're all sheep, following whatever the intellectual fashion of the decade happens to be. Demanding that everyone follow their dicta in lockstep. Everyone has to be open-minded and tolerant of the things they believe, but God forbid they should ever concede, even for a moment, that someone who disagrees with them might have some fingerhold of truth.”
“Just because we've been dealt a certain hand doesn't mean we can't choose to rise above - to conquer the boundaries of destiny that none of us wanted.”
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