“Pain is weakness leaving the body”
“Her purse is like Mary Poppins's bag - it holds way more than should be possible.”
“But revenge is hollow. I'd prefer amnesia.”
“You’ll get over being mad at me.”
Step, step, step—
“I promise not to gloat about it when you do.”
Step, step, step—
“Because I want to be with you so badly I don’t care if you’re screaming at me the whole time as long as I’m with you.”
I stop dead in my tracks.”
Subject: If I could do it over...
...I wouldn't treat you so badly.
Today wasn't about the bet.
Give me another chance.
Just like him: brief, cryptic, and full of crap.”
“I've survived beach bunny cheerleaders, a sluthunting , ex-boyfriend, and five years of cross-country camp. I'm not afraid of some throwback to ancient myth with astrocious highlights and a Barbra Streisand nose.”
“E-mail can be so impersonal - and so open to interpretation.”
“A fairy tale,” he says, “is a story we wish were true.”
“If he’s not going to apologize, I’m not going to be more than barely civil. I realize he is a boy and predisposed to abhor admitting he’s wrong. He, however, has given me no reason to stick my neck out.”
“The path we plan for ourselves meanders in ways we can never imagine. Life never ceases to throw us googlies. It is how we handle them that makes all the difference. Sometimes you have to take control of it and, at other times, it is best to let go. And the wisest of persons is the one who knows which option to choose.”
“How interesting that a man didn’t always admire his own traits in another. The”
“We find that a high plane of sustained horror is often convenient for reasons of state." — Inspector Kraus (Gestapo)”
“...most of us build prisons for ourselves and after we occupy them for a period of time we become accustomed to their walls and accept the false premise that we are incarcerated for life. As soon as that belief takes hold of us we abandon hope of ever doing more with our lives and of ever giving our dreams a chance to be fulfilled. We become puppets and begin to suffer living deaths. It may be praiseworthy and noble to sacrifice your life to a cause or a business or the happiness of others, but if you are miserable and unfulfilled in that lifestyle, and know it, then to remain in it is a hypocrisy, a lie, and a rejection of the faith placed in you by your creator.”
“...legitimacy is based on three things. First of all, the people who are asked to obey authority have to feel like they have a voice--that if they speak up, they will be heard. Second, the law has to be predictable. There has to be a reasonable expectation that the rules tomorrow are going to be roughly the same as the rules today. And third, the authority has to be fair. It can't treat one group differently from another.”
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