“What does all this mean finally, I kept asking like a college kid. Why does it make me want to cry? Maybe it’s that we are all outsiders, we are all making our own unusual way through a wilderness of
normality that is just a myth.”
“Elegance is really a kind of control.”
“You only hurt people when you tell them the truth about things that they cannot respect or understand”
“Each of us has within him a dark chamber where the real desire flowers; and the horror of it is that they never see the light of another's understanding, those strange blooms. It is as lonely as it is dark, that chambers of the heart.”
“I have this theory actually, that after an absence you discover in that first glimpse what you really think and feel about another person. You know things you couldn't know before”
“I have this theory that actually, after an absence you discover in that first glimpse what you really think and feel about another person. You know things you couldn't know before.”
“She was standing there all right. And I was in love with her. So much for the first glimpse.”
“It's that nobody has ever been able to convince me that anything sexual between consenting individuals is wrong. I mean it's like part of my brain is missing. Nothing disgusts me. It all seems innocent, to do with profound sensations, and when people tell me they are offended by things, I just don't know what they mean.”
“You have the thing all men and women strive for: the lover from whom you do not have to hide anything.”
“El cabello me caía sobre los hombros desnudos como un manto protector. Tenía los pezones duros, y me pregunté si ese extraño, ese conocedor de los entresijos del mundo sexual secreto, había notado que mi entrepierna estaba húmeda.”
“Y el largo vuelo de regreso a casa, los alumnos en el campus, los jóvenes de mirada vidriosa, destruidos por las drogas y las ideas, que ni siquiera se fijaban en las muchachas altas y bronceadas cuyos pechos se transparentaban bajo las finas camisetas de algodón y hablaban de marihuana, sexo, revolución, los derechos de las mujeres en el mayor laboratorio social del mundo.”
“Everything is coming to an end, I thought. But what does that mean? Why do I say things to myself when I don't even know what they mean?”
“It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty...”
“...not being sure of things, he knew, was a charmless corner of purgatory reserved for writers who were driving fast with no idea at all where they were going.”
“A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.”
“We Gypsies know that where Jews are killed, Gypsies are always murthered too. And then a lot of other people, usually.”
“It sounded like a piece of blackboard being dragged over the nails of a wall of severed fingers.”
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