“Everything I loved was taken away from me, and I did not die.”
“Oh, I guess I want to fall in love, to stay in love for a while. I want to feel real romance every day that I possibly can. I want to feel something special in my life. I want to experience intimacy with another person. I'm not that different from everyone else. Except that I act instead of daydream.”
“Have faith and pursue the unknown end.” Oliver Wendell Holmes”
“A saying of Sun-tzu’s hammered through her head: “A victorious army wins its victories before seeking battle.”
“Dr. Cross, please come! Please! Dr. Cross" the loud shouts continued. I didn't recognize the woman's voice, but privacy doesn't seem to count when your first name is Doctor.”
“Ray Bradbury had once written that “living at risk is jumping off a cliff, and building your wings on the way down.” Sampson”
“Have faith and pursue the unknown end.” Oliver Wendell Holmes said that. I have faith. I pursue the unknown. That’s my job description.”
“A victorious army wins its victories before seeking battle.”
“That’s the problem with stun guns, even an expensive eighty-thousand-volt Tensor. They don’t always bring down a big man. Especially a crazed one with a sense of purpose.”
“Hell is a city much like Los Angeles”
“I slid the Glock nine millimeter out of my shoulder holster. Light. Efficient. Semiautomatic. Twelve deadly shots. My teeth were gritted so tight they hurt. I clicked off the safety. I”
“«Se necesita a todo un pueblo para criar bien a un niño».”
“A half-dozen or so FBI techies and LAPD homicide detectives were still on the scene. The latest Pearl Jam played from somebody’s radio. The lead singer seemed to be in terrible pain.”
“في نمط الكينونة لا يكون التملك الخاص او الملكية الخاصة إلا أهمية وجدانية ضئيلة, حيث لا تنشأ الحاجة لامتلاك شيء لكي أستمتع به, او حتى لكي استعمله واستفيد منه, ففي نمط الكينونة يمكن لأكثر من شخص وفي الحقيقة يمكن لملايين الناس ان يشتركوا في الاستمتاع بالشيء نفسه, حيث لا توجد حاجة, كما لا يرغب أحد في امتلاكه كشرط للاستمتاع به, ولا يعني هذا منع وقوع صراغ فحسب, وانما يعني ايضا خلق اسمى شكل من اشكال السعادة الانسانية الا وهو المتعة المشتركة فليس أقدر على توجيد البشر دون النيل من ذاتيتهم من المشاركة في الاعجاب بشخص او محبته,او المشاركة في الاقتناع بفكرة, او في الطرب لاغنية او لقطعة موسيقية, او الاعجاب بصورة او رمز, او المشاركة في أداء الشعائر, او الاحساس المشترك بالأسى والحزن. إن متعة المشاركة هي التي تحتفظ بالحيوية في العلاقات بين اثنين وهي الأساس الذي قامت عليه كل الديانات وجميع الحركات السياسية والفلسفية الكبرى.”
“As long as you are dreaming, there is always a way out”
“His English was exceptional. There was a glottal sound in his voice, but it was not harsh. I'd often asked him to help me with my sparse Arabic, trying to get my pronunciation of this or that word right. "Shukran." "Afwan." "Qumbula." Thank you. You're welcome. Bomb.”
“Mace never struck me as an affectionate type of guy. Like Luke, if you told me Mace would be affectionately demonstrative in a touchy way in public, I would have laughed. But there it was, proof positive.”
“Falling in love is the easy part. It's everything else that happens afterward that's hard and takes work.”
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