“Because it’s only ever been you.”
“He burned with the need to hug her. But since their reconciliation they’d kept each other at arm’s length, as if they were both aware that to step into the murky waters of physical contact would break down the delicate dam they’d created.”
“Richard.” Her voice was surprisingly strong. She could do this. She could tell him the truth, and then get the hell out of here.
Back on a plane.
Back to him.
“Richard, we had a baby.”
“It never ends, does it? Just when you think the hardest part is over, something else comes up to take its place.”
“PS: Does room 101 contain your worst fear?”
“They’d both made separate deals with the devil, promising not to step over the invisible line if it allowed them to be in each other’s lives. They’d made the mistake once before of trying to be lovers, and look how that turned out.”
“Hanna’s quirkiness endeared her to him.”
“He was the sun and she was in orbit; circling, attracted to him. Everything about him made her burn.”
“You think she’s been listening to Taylor Swift on her headphones in here?”
“Lies, fictions and untrue suppositions can create new human truths which build technology, art, language, everything that is distinctly of Man. The word "stone" for instance is not a stone, it is an oral pattern of vocal, dental and labial sounds or a scriptive arrangement of ink on a white surface, but man pretends that it is actually the thing it refers to. Every time he wishes to tell another man about a stone he can use the word instead of the thing itself. The word bodies forth the object in the mind of the listener and both speaker and listener are able to imagine a stone without seeing one. All the qualities of stone can be metaphorically and metonymically expressed. "I was stoned, stony broke, stone blind, stone cold sober, stonily silent," oh, whatever occurs. More than that, a man can look at a stone and call it a weapon, a paperweight, a doorstep, a jewel, an idol. He can give it function, he can possess it.”
“Do the laws against sexual assault not apply to strippers? To girlfriends?”
“Those who have much to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.”
“I am hungry for something to do, somewhere to go.”
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