Do you believe in the life to come?
Mine was always that.”
Open the window.
I want to hear the sea.
You wouldn't hear it.
HAMM Even if you opened the window?
Then it's not worth opening it?
Then open it!”
“You weep, and weep, for nothing, so as not to laugh, and little by little . . . you begin to grieve.”
“CLOV [sadly] No one that ever lived ever thought so crooked as we.”
“There’s something dripping in my head. [Pause.] A heart, a heart in my head.”
“One day you’ll say to yourself, I’m tired, I’ll sit down, and you’ll go and sit down. Then you’ll say, I’m hungry, I’ll get up and get something to eat. But you won’t get up. You’ll say, I shouldn’t have sat down, but since I have I’ll sit on a little longer, then I’ll get up and get something to eat. But you won’t get up and you won’t get anything to eat. [Pause.] You’ll look at the wall a while, then you’ll say, I’ll close my eyes, perhaps have a little sleep, after that I’ll feel better, and you’ll close them. And when you open them again there’ll be no wall any more. [Pause.] Infinite emptiness will be all around you, all the resurrected dead of all the ages wouldn’t fill it, and there you’ll be like a little bit of grit in the middle of the steppe. [Pause.]”
“I open the door of the cell and go. I am so bowed I only see my feet, if I open my eyes, and between my legs a little trail of black dust. I say to myself that the earth is extinguished, though I never saw it lit.”
“If you can surrender to the idea that there might be a plan, instead of reducing every magical moment to a coincidence, then love will find you.”
“The average man don't like trouble and danger.”
“Aunt Mari says that the assholes in our lives are our biggest blessings."
"Without them, we'd take the ones who aren't for granted. Assholes give us needed perspective to appreciate the people who really love us.”
“Maybe I have always been, as Vi would subsequently accuse me, someone who creates obstacles for myself than looks around in surprise, wondering where they came from.”
“It’s just you, Little Monster. Own it or it will own you.”
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