“If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning."
“Everybody's crooked. The trick is to find out how they're bent.”
“If you can't be a good example, then be a terrible warning.”
“Dempseys are never in trouble. We just have stretches of life that are more interesting than others.”
“When Eve ate the apple her knowledge increased. But God liked dumb women so Paradise ceased. Gwen Goodnight. Her Work.”
“You've lived in America for twenty years. Eat badly, damn it.”
“This is making me crazy. I hate relying on other people to save me, I hate being clingy, I hate it, and every time you show up, I lean on you. - Matilda Scarlet Veronica Betty Vilma Goodnight”
“Very few people mate for life with the people they fall for at twelve. Doesn't mean is isn't real, doesn't mean it doesn't hurt, doesn't mean it doesn't matter, but basically, we're talking a practice swing in the big game of love.”
“Once you know the truth, it's always obvious”
“Davy's kiss tasted like vodka and disaster, and even while she kissed him back, Tilda thought, I'm never going into a closet with this man again. He slipped his hand under her T-shirt, and she said, "You know," as his hand slid up to her breast, but the only thing left to say was, I'm not that kind of girl, and of course she was.”
“have you ever met a woman you wanted to give everything to?
just turn over everything you had?
“He was not looking forward to breaking the law. He was straight now. He'd matured. Crime no longer excited him.
What?' Ronald said.
I didn't say anything.'
You're breathing heavy.”
“If you can't be a good example, settle for being a horrible warning”
“Mason was leaving her for a fifty-four-year-old woman who didn't moisturize”
“I'm an open Minded Man. How about a threesom? You, me and the machine?”
“Nitko nije savršen. Svi koji
su ikada ikoga voljeli morali su prijeći preko nečega.”
“If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.”
“And feeling like a failed sexual predator, because of pregnant Mary…”
“Gulliver's Travels sardonically proposed that Irish babies be fattened for English tables;”
“An interesting thing happened today,” she said, giving me just enough time to get the word “hi” out of my mouth. “I opened the front door and there was a man on my doorstep. A big man. A very big, very black man.”
“You said it would be discreet. His T–shirt had the words ‘Klan Killer’ written on the front.”
“And do you know what he said?”
“He handed me a note from Louis and told me he was lactose intolerant. That was it. Note. Lactose intolerant. Nothing else. He’s coming to the reading with me. It was all I could do to get him to change his T–shirt. The new one reads ‘Black Death.’ I’m going to tell people it’s a rap band. Do you think it’s a rap band?”
I figured it was probably his occupation, but I didn’t say that. Instead, I said the only thing I could think of to say.
“Maybe you’d better buy some soy milk.”
She hung up without saying good–bye.”
“Greg had been nearly out the door, on his way next door to Shari’s birthday party, when the phone rang.
“Hi, Greg. Why aren’t you on your way to my party?” Shari had asked when he’d run to pick up the receiver.
“Because I’m on the phone with you,” Greg had replied dryly.”
“One had only to look at the map to see that Panama was the proper place for the canal. The route was already well established, there was a railroad, there were thriving cities at each end. Only at Panama could a sea-level canal be built. It was really no great issue at all. Naturally there were problems. There were always problems. There had been large, formidable problems at Suez, and to many respected authorities they too had seemed insurmountable. But as time passed, as the work moved ahead at Suez, indeed as difficulties increased, men of genius had come forth to meet and conquer those difficulties. The same would happen again. For every challenge there would be a man of genius capable of meeting and conquering it. One must trust to inspiration. As for the money, there was money aplenty in France just waiting for the opening of the subscription books.”
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