“The world, although well-lighted with fluorescents and incandescent bulbs and neon, is still full of odd dark corners and unsettling nooks and crannies.”
“No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.”
“Life is short and pain is long and we were all put on this earth to help each other.”
“A kid of your age—any kid—could get hold of matches if she wanted to, burn up the house or whatever. But not many do. Why would they want to?”
“You're a firestarter honey...just one big Zippo lighter”
“Hadn’t somebody said that perfect paranoia and perfect awareness were the same thing?”
“It’s gonna be all right,” he told her, not really believing it, knowing as every adult knows in his secret heart that nothing is really all right, ever. “It’s gonna be all right.”
“God loves to make a man break a vow.”
“Thud, thud, thud, riderless black horse with red eyes coming down the halls of his mind, ironshod hooves digging up soft gray clods of brain tissue, leaving hoofprints to fill up with mystic crescents of blood.”
“zivot je tezak, ako si slab.”
“The brain is a muscle that can move the world.”
“He was Naked. He sat in the chain with his bare feet neatly together and watched the program. He was waiting for it to get dark. After it got dark, he would begin waiting for it to get late. When it was late, he would begin waiting for it to get early. When it got early and the pulse of the hotel was at its slowest, he would stop waiting and go upstairs to Room 1317 and kill Dr. Wanlass.”
“Life is short and pain is long...”
“She came to him then and lifted her arms to be picked up, something he could not remember her doing for a long time-maybe two years. It was amazing how time got by, how quickly a child could change, change in front of your eyes with an unobtrusiveness that was nearly terrible.”
“Das Leben ist kurz, und der Schmerz ist lang, und wir sind alle auf diese Welt gekommen, um einander zu helfen.”
“Nun, sich um anderer Leute Angelegenheit zu kümmern, ist eine Sache, etwas Bedürftiges zu sehen und einfach wegzuschauen, eine andere.”
“Weit hinten, jenseits des Tashmore-Sees, schimmerten die Tannen graugrün in der Sonne. Dumme Bäume, hatte Großvater einmal gesagt, sie kennen nicht einmal den Unterschied zwischen Sommer und Winter.”
“Gott lässt die Menschen gern ihre Schwüre brechen.”
“Ideale waren leicht zu vertreten, solange sie nicht durch solide Argumente über den Haufen geworfen werden konnten.”
“Aber trotz alledem, glasierte Hundescheiße ist kein Hochzeitskuchen; und dies war ganz einfach glasierte Hundescheiße”
“Er war entsetzt … und der Höhlenmensch in ihm sprang herum und freute sich.”
“El cerebro es un músculo que puede mover el mundo”
“Y todas las personas que participaban en ese programa parecían viajeros del tiempo llegados del año 1963.”
“I am always there.
But they don't care if I am
because I am furniture.
I don't get hit
I don't get fondled
I don't get love
because I am furniture
Suits me fine.”
“I thought a lot about kissing you.”
“I couldn't bear the thought of Alex looking at me like I was a freak. It was bad enough that the looked at me as Jack's sister.”
“Robertson called his ship the Titan; the White Star Line called its ship the Titanic. This is the story of her last night.”
“Signori,sono tante le vie per entrare in un castello",comincio' Johanna,la voce roca per lo sforzo di controllarsi.
"Signora",la interruppe' Keith."Ne abbiamo gia' parlato.Non siete riuscita ancora a convincervi? C'e' una porta sul retro e quella principale..."
"Stai zitto!"grido' Johanna."Mi fai venire voglia di urlare!"
"Voi state gia' urlando signora."Le fece notare un altro soldato"
Johanna fece un profondo respiro.Li avrebbe fatti ragionare,anche a costo di morire per lo sforzo.
"Vi sto dando una lezione sciocchi!Ci sono tanti modi per spellare un pesce,capite?"
"Qui non spelliamo i pesci", intervenne un soldato " li mangiamo interi!"
La Signora dei Clan”
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