“Yes, that was part of it.” She linked her fingers, then pulled them apart. “It’s like another brick, Bradley, and I haven’t figured out if it’s like having that brick put down on a walk to give me a good, solid path or like having it mortared into a wall that’s closing me in.” He stared at her, astonished fury pulsing around him. “Who’s trying to close you in? That’s a hell of a thing to put on me, Zoe.” “It’s not you. It’s not about you. It’s about me. What I think, what I feel, what I do. And damn it, I can’t help it if it makes you mad that I have to decide if it’s a wall or a walk.” “A wall or a walk,” he repeated, then took a slug of beer. “Christ, I actually understand that. I’d rather I didn’t.” “It made me feel pushed, and I get mad when I’m pushed. It’s not your fault or your doing, but it doesn’t feel like it’s mine either. I guess I don’t like dealing with what’s not my fault or my doing.” “He was a stupid son of a bitch for letting you go.” She let out a sigh. “He didn’t let me go. He just didn’t hold on to me. And that stopped making me mad a long time ago.” She moved to the stove, took the lid off her pot. “There was something else that happened. I’m going to finish making this meal, and I’ll tell you and the others about it over dinner.” “Zoe.” He touched her shoulder, then opened a cupboard to look for plates. “About those bricks? You can always knock a wall down, and build a nice walk out of it.”
“- E existe alhuma coisa mais importante do que o amor? - perguntou Malory, recolhendo um olhar lento e silencioso de Pitte.”
“De quantos clichés", pensou Malory, "precisava um homem para atenuar o impacto de um soco?”
“- Não acredito que o Pitte ou a Rowena queiram fazer-nos mal. Além disso, sei tomar conta de mim.
- Porque será que as mulheres dizem sempre isso depois de se meterem numa grande alhada?
- Porque os homens vêm sempre atrás delas a tornar as coisas piores.”
“Se as pessoas não gostaseem de olhar para coisas atraentes, a arte não existiria.”
“-Sabes o que acontece quando olhamos sempre antes de saltar? - perguntou ela, tocando-lhe na mão antes de desaparecer porta fora - Nunca chegamos a saltar.”
“Será que o nosso caminho tem a ver com escolhas?”
“- Ah, então irias enganá-lo - com um ligeiro sorriso, Pitte serviu um copo de balão com brandy. - E justificar a mentira dizendo que isso era para bem dele. Mulheres... sejam de que mundo forem, não deixam de ser previsíveis.”
“O amor é uma força constante em qualquer universo.”
“- Acreditas em magia, Simon? Não estou a falar em truques de cartas, mas no tipo de coisas que se lêm nas histórias como o Harry Potter ou o Hobbit.
- Se não fossem reais, porque é que haveria tantos livros, filmes e tretas assim acerca disso?”
“- Vais encontrá-la - afirmou ele, com um aceno solene de cabeça - Tu encontras sempre as coisaas que eu perco.”
“Sou assim velho porque tive o prazer de viver muito.”
“Em relação àqueles tijolos? Podes sempre deitar uma parede abaixo e construir com eles um belo caminho.”
“As pessoas que dizem que o sexo não tem importância", pensou, "só podem ter falta dele.”
“- Um inimigo astuto escolhe a altura e o campo. Quanto mais ela gostar de ti, mais forte é o golpe. Afinal de contas, o caminho mais seguro até à alma passa pelo coração.”
“- Tu e o Brad vão domir na mesma cama e ter sexo?
O Chuck diz que os pais dele têm sexo na cama, que fica mesmo no quarto ao lado. Diz que a mãe fz barulhos como se lhe doesse.
Os homens devem usar preservativo para vocês não ficare enjoadas ou terem filhos sem querer - disse Simon e, acenando com a cabeça com ar sensato, acabou de comer as uvas - O pai do Chuck tem alguna na gaveta ao pé da ama.
- Simon McCourt, não tens de andar a revistar a gaveta do Sr. Barriste.
- Foi o Chuck que viu. Tirou um e veio mostrar-mo. Têm um ar engraçado. Mas o Brad tem de usar um para ter sexo contigo, senão ficas enjoada.”
“- Há pessoas que têm aqui uma bela vida - comentou baixinho - Plantam jardins em canteiros e fazem piqueniques no verão.
- E algumas pessoas vivem em palácios e não conseguem ter uma boa vida.”
“always knock a wall down, and build a nice walk out of it.”
“Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.”
“i feel like the squirrels that so often run in front of our car
& then stand paralyzed in the forward crunch of the tires
i’m torn between the compulsion to run
& the urge to stand still & hope the danger will pass”
“It’s been published elsewhere, and I am not ashamed to say it: I came to the United States illegally. I now have my residence card, have paid a large fine for crossing illegally, and am applying for full citizenship status. There’s no country I’d rather live in than the United States. I truly believe it is the greatest country in the world. I feel blessed to be living and raising my kids here. However, for the poor and working class of Mexico, there is no other way to come to America except illegally. It’s impossible. The Mexican government is about who you know and how much money you have. You have to pay enormous amounts to officials in order to get a legal visa. My family had no way to get their hands on that kind of money. So, with just one hundred dollars in my pocket, I set out for Tijuana to figure out how to get across the border.”
“That's how I spent the next day and night - dividing my time between my girls. I felt like the go between until the three of us could be together. It was as if I were carrying a piece of one to the other, making them whole, as if we were part of the same soul.”
“You’re my favorite subject, Love. I’ll start with your eyes. I fell in love with those first. One look was like a punch to the guy. You have these ageless eyes on such a young face. I just knew that you had seen bad things, and from the start, I knew that you could understand pain. Understand feeling hopeless and helpless and alone. I fell in love with your eyes first because I looked into their depths and saw the other half of my soul.”
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