“Do you think we can be friends?” I asked.
He stared up at the ceiling. “Probably not, but we can pretend.”
“If you keep waiting for the right time, it may never happen. Sometimes you have to make the most of the time you have.”
“He’d used the amulet to read my thoughts again.
I pictured smacking him in the face.”
“I noticed him right away. No, it wasn’t his lean, rugged face. Or the dark waves of shiny hair that hung just a little too long on his forehead. It wasn’t the slim, collarless biker jacket he wore, hugging his lean shoulders. It was the way he stood. The confident way he waited in the cafeteria line to get a slice of pizza. He didn’t saunter. He didn’t amble. He stood at the center, and let the other people buzz around him. His stance was straight and sure.”
“but remember, nothing comes without a price. Our paths are not mapped; they’re made.”
“I will never know you well enough. I will always want more.”
“There’s another story I know. This one doesn’t have any swords or visions. This one is about a boy who found a girl during a terrible time.”
“How did it turn out?”
“I don’t know, but I do know the boy doesn’t regret it. Not a minute. No matter how it turns out. Because he’s been waiting for this girl from the time she was born, and if it takes another thousand years to meet her again, he’d wait again. Whatever it takes.”
“What good is having the power of a god if you don’t know its purpose”
“Technology doesn’t change people’s basic needs or their natures.”
“-No puedo seguir haciendo esto de ir hacia delante y hacia atrás contigo."
"-Y no puedo ayudarme a mí mismo de quererte incluso cuando no debería.”
“Sometimes life is stranger than art.”
“Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate.”
“Are you two done staring longingly in each other’s eyes or should we just take a break?”
Now scowling, Dee turned her head and focused on the only idiot really taking the game seriously.
Mitch took a step back, grabbing his brother and yanking him in front of his body. “Take him, Dee. Take him!”
“You bastard!” Brendon yelped.”
“You are pure-hearted, Branza, and lovely, and you have never done a moment's wrong. But you are a living creature, born to make a real life, however it cracks your heart. However sweet that other place was, it was not real. It was an artifact of your mam's imagination; it was a dream of hers and a desire; you could not have stayed there forever and called yourself alive. Now you are in the true world, and a great deal more is required of you. Here you must befriend real wolves, and lure real birds down from the sky. Here you must endure real people around you, and we are not uniformly kind; we are damaged and impulsive, each in our own way. It is harder. It is not safe. But it is what you were born to. (357)”
“If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or, as it were, fondle them—peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on their shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, you will at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them at any rate be your acquaintances.”
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