“If it's not difficult, it's not worth it.”
“Ever been so happy for someone and so aware of how lonely their happiness makes you feel at the same time?”
“Please." It's one word, but the way I say it means so much more. Please don’t say anything. Please don’t look at me. Please don’t hurt me. Please just stay away. Please.”
“It's clear he still feels something, but what? Is the whole reason he made such a big deal about wanting to talk to me so he could have a chance to apologize? Well, I don't want his apology. You don't get to break someone's heart and think everything is fine just because you say sorry. That's just not fair.”
“You don’t get to break someone's heart and think everything is fine just because you say sorry. That's just not fair.”
“I excuse myself and go to the ladies’ room. Washing my hands, I give myself a little you
can do this type pep talk. When I walk out, I see him leaned up against the wall opposite the door.
"Long line for the men's room?" I try to joke, moving past him.
His hand circles my wrist, stopping me. I inhale, frozen in place. My back is to him. I don't
try to pull away. I can't move. I just look down at his hand, staring at his damn freckle.
"What are you playing at, Will?'
"Playing?" He tugs my arm back so I'm facing him. "I promise you this is no game."
"Alright, what do you want from me? Is that better?" I practically spit.
"Everything." He's moved his hands up to hold my biceps. "I want everything from you."
Everything. That one word still breaks my heart when I think back to that night.
My head snaps back as though he's struck me. Don’t cry, just don’t cry. "I gave you
everything once. Now I have nothing left for you."
I pull myself from his grasp and hurry back to the table.”
“not getting away this time, Sarah," he murmurs in my ear. "Aww. That’s sweet and all, but unless you're into golden showers you're going to wanna let me go to the bathroom." He squeezes tighter. "Will, if you make me pee in my big brother's bed I will never forgive you." "Where's the”
“To be a man is to bring together that which you should be and that which you are. Deception is darkness.”
“Like 90 percent of the television they watch, it comes from the south and is shown dubbed into Yiddish. It concerns the adventures of a pair of children with Jewish names who look like they might be part Indian and have no visible parents. They do have a crystalline magical dragon scale that they wish on in order to travel to a land of pastel dragons, each distinguished by its color and its particular brand of imbecility. Little by little, the children spend more and more time with their magical dragon scale until one day they travel off to the land of rainbow idiocy and never return; their bodies are found by the night manager of their cheap flop, each with a bullet in the back of the head. Maybe, Landsman thinks, something gets lost in the translation.”
“Politics is not about justice. It's about the settling of personal vendettas under a thin veneer of civilization. All politics is personal.”
“Solving this issue is as easy as turning over one's hand!”
“You fucking raped me with emotional orgasms. Repeatedly. I’m just giving you a physical one, why am I the criminal now?”
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