“I wish our love was right now.”
“I’m not sure I’ll ever be finished. No matter how much I write, there will always be something I should’ve said.”
“Since I’ve known you, you’ve been spinning and spinning and spinning into all these various personas, and none of this self-exploration and experimentation has given you a sense of peace. I’ve known you for six years, intimately for four, and I still have no idea who I’m in love with.”
“And so I’ll let you go, and let it be.
“I love you, too."
But this hopeful farewell does little to bring peace of mind, even now.
Loving you has never been the problem.
What's troubling me is how loving you may never be enough.”
“You don't have to agree with me, but I think the heart of who we are stays pretty much the same," Hope said, "What changes is how those core traits manifest themselves over time.”
“I love you.
And I want you, too.
“What I envy most about you and everyone else heading back to school is the certainty of it all. You’ve got a prescribed set of requirements to guide you through the next few years. Focus your energy on the completion of those assignments and you’ll succeed. Guaranteed. Where’s my syllabus to guide me through life?”
“...he makes me feel out of control and out of my head. He is exhilarating and terrifying. I see and feel him everywhere, and I'm always grasping for equilibrium even when he's not there... I feel like I'm always falling in love, falling and falling and falling.”
“You can only really really hurt the ones that you really really love.”
“Most of my friends from Columbia are going on to get advanced degrees. And why not? A Ph.D. is the new M.A., a master's is the new bachelor's, a B.A. is the new high school diploma, and a high school diploma is the new smiley-face sticker on your first-grade spelling test.”
“He's got a pointy bald head, and too much flesh hanging around his neck. The resulting combination gives him an unlikely yet striking resemblance to an uncircumcised penis. I secretly call him Rumpelforeskin.”
“Where's my syllabus to guide me through life?”
“As our options expand, so do our desires - and unmet desires in particular.”
“I’m living with K-Fed’s retarded half brotha/sista.”
“I am fluent in snark.
Bethany only notices snark when snark grabs her off the sidewalk, throws her in the back of a sketchy van with tinted windows, drives to the middle
of the Meadow-lands in the dead of night, and uses a heavy blunt instrument
to smack her repeatedly about the head as it screams, “I’M SNARK. DO YOU FUCKING HEAR ME? I’M SNARKY SNARKY SNARK!” And even then she’s like, “Ohhhh? Snark? Is that you?”
“Well, so much for the D’Abruzzi Pussy Legacy. Is nothing sacred?”
“This confirms it: I am living with Beavis and sluthead.”
“Death was democratic. It made no choice between the rich and the poor, the beautiful and the ugly, the young and the old.”
“وانت إذا رأيت رجلا يجزع من اقتراب الموت, كان جزعه دليلا قاطعا علي انه ليس محبا للحكمة, ولكنه محب للجسد, وربما كان في الوقت نفسه محبا للمال أو القوة أو كلايهما”
“People forget history nowadays,that is what the ego does, making one the prisoner of one's inflated present, ignoring the humble past one had lived.”
“So much of love is chance. There's something scary and wonderful about that.”
“Screw up my life?" He stared at me for a second and then said, deadpan, "I'm a five-foot-three, thirty-seven-year-old, single, Jewish medical examiner who needs to pick up his lederhosen from the dry cleaners so that he can play in a one-man polka band at Oktoberfest tomorrow." He pushed up his glasses with his forefinger, folded his arms, and said, "Do your worst.”
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