“Nancy thought Bean was a pain and a pest. Bean thought Nancy was a booger-head.”
“THE GHOST OF PANCAKE COURT Bean”
“I don’t think they’re really mad,” said Ivy. “You don’t?” They had seemed pretty mad to Bean. “They have to act mad so they’ll seem fair to your sister,”
“Perhaps so many journals had piled up in the lighthouse because on some level most came, in time, to recognize the futility of language. Not just in Area X but against the rightness of the lived-in moment, the instant of touch, of connection for which words were such a sorrowful disappointment, so inadequate an expression of both the finite and the infinite.”
“Have we been compromised by our own data? The answer is: Of course.”
“لم ينعم النظر في مباهج الذاكرة.ثمة أشياء، في وسعها أن تملأ روحه تماماً الا انه شيئاً فشيئاً أفلَت منه العالم الجميل، لم تكن الليلة عامرة بالنجوم، والأرض تحت قدميه موضع شك. كان كل شيء يزداد نأياً وضبابية.”
“When I first met you, I was ready. I had a space for you.”
“found to contain a markedly potent and hitherto unknown organophosphorus nerve agent” had been developed by the Nazis”
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