“Hope is nice. Fucking useless in this situation, but still nice. You have one sentence before you start bleeding. Make it good.”
“Relationships are complicated."
"Not all of them. For instance, our relationship is very simple. You are annoying; I am annoyed. See? Totally uncomplicated.”
“Mitch thought she looked like an angel might—if the angel had fallen very hard into a very naughty position.”
“All of us hate to be caged, Mitch. For Hyde, and maybe Chastity, it’s necessary. But for the rest of us, it’s a choice.” Eden stalked out, wondering which choice she was making.”
“She really never lies?"
"How is that possible?" Mitch leaned back in his chair. "I lie before breakfast. And, if no one else is around, I lie to myself.”
“They played, laughed, and teased until the moment she slid him inside of her. When his world stopped. Everything he'd ever known. Everything he'd ever been disappeared in that one moment.”
“Stop doing that." He motioned at her face. "Don't- Argh! Alright! There's something else. Just turn off the sprinklers.”
“When you visited my office the other day, did I accidentally say I couldn't wait to see you again? Because if so, I left out a word. I meant to say: I can't wait to see you never again.”
“She’d built her entire life around the idea that the only thing she could control was herself—her actions, her words. And, if she did the right thing, other people would somehow treat her with the same respect. But it wasn’t true, now, was it? Her decency made no difference at all in anyone’s life but hers.”
“She was nice, and, while nice people often end up last, they don’t inspire violence in others.”
“You find your refuge in conventions and tell yourself that the bargains you have struck are morally sound, because they are socially sanctioned. Only the weak require such a refuge.”
“لا حد يشعر بقيمة النعمة إلا عندما يفقدها، فنحن لا نشعر بقيمة التنفس إلا إذا أصابنا البرد”
“There are many marks of a true lady but I believe that one of them is to walk with her head held high while her world falls apart around her.”
“The harm is in whom this system makes powerful. If value is no longer vested in gold, but in the promise of gold, then the men who make the promises hold ultimate power. If money and gold are one and the same, then gold defines value, but if money and paper are the same, then value is based upon nothing at all.”
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