“Violet: "You're an asshole."
Onyx: "Thank you, it's something that took an eternity to perfect.”
“We all have the capacity to find the will to do what must be done - even when that which we must do terrifies us most. Remember this.”
“We would all believe in God if he served our every whim. Belief is not about an easy life or even truth. Belief is something you have regardless.”
“Violet!' Lincoln said, then sighed. 'You don't love him. This isn't real. You know what's real and it's hard and it hurts and we can't...Damn it, Vi--we're real!”
“You do. You're most beautiful just after you've woken up. It's always my favorite time, when we go for a run I the morning and I get to see you first thing." He kept playing with my hair.”
“It was like hacking through a thicket of raw tension whenever we were near each other.”
“I was learning that people are, on the whole, more at ease believing in vampires or aliens than vengeful angels intent on a biblical Armageddon. Yes, we are naïve by choice.”
“Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.”
“It's been hard for me at times...the responsibility and expectation that comes with being a leader. I'm not always the one I wish I could be, that I should be, but nonetheless, it is my place. If I were to ever show a commitment to something other than my leadership, which could jeopardize the function I have, I would be risking too many lives. I couldn't live with that.”
“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.”
“When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared, both theoretically and practically. They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities for evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission. Only a few had been aware of the rumbling of the volcano preceding the outbreak.”
“Sometimes hope is the most powerful medicine of all.”
“Father of all--God!--what we have here is of thee; take our thanks and bless us, that we may continue to do thy will.”
“So if we're all quarks and electrons ..." he begins.
We could make love and it would be nothing more than quarks and electrons rubbing together."
Better than that," I say. "Nothing really 'rubs together' in the microscopic world. Matter never really touches other matter, so we could make love without any of our atoms touching at all. Remember that electrons sit on the outside of atoms, repelling other electrons. So we could make love and actually repel each other at the same time.”
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