“...sentences swallowed and sung back and swallowed all over again. She was made entirely out of words.”
“It was like wanting ice cream instead of meat loaf, and being told that children in refugee camps would be grateful for the meat loaf. Yes, of course she had nothing to complain about, compared to so many people, but when had that ever stopped anyone from complaining? Happiness was a balloon that always hovered just out of arm's reach.”
“Their next reunion shifted like an oasis on the horizon, and Jude couldn't plot her course. She trudged through her days, haunted by the feeling that real life was happening five thousand kilometers away.”
“She was with Jude so rarely that when she was, every cell of her body rang with grateful knowledge of it.”
“The human mind needs boundaries. Without them it would fall in on itself, like a crushed honeycomb.”
“Your head is pounding with voices of confession and revelation. You followed the rails of white powder across the mirror in pursuit of a point of convergence where everything was cross-referenced according to a master code. For a second, you felt terrific. You were coming to grips. Then the coke ran out; as you hoovered the last line, you saw yourself hideously close-up with a rolled twenty sticking out of your nose. The goal is receding. Whatever it was. You can't get everything straight in one night.”
“We are not as impervious as we think we are. - Dr Maura Isles”
“You have to know the things you don’t know. You have to figure out what the questions are before you can start looking for answers.”
“Love is never convenient-and rarely painless”
“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”
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