“In Wyoming, the people owned the game animals, and they took their ownership to heart.”
“Wyomingites, Joe had observed, didn’t know what to do when it rained except get out of it, watch it through the window, and wait for it to go away.”
“The relationship between a father and his daughters, Joe had discovered, was a remarkably powerful thing. They looked to him to accomplish greatness; they expected it as a matter of course because he was their dad and therefore a great man.”
“Stops at the end of the road collected Clyde Lidgards like dams collected silt.”
“Pronghorn antelope were the second fastest mammals on earth—only an African cheetah could outrun them.”
“We’re bringing good little people into the world who have a mom and a dad who care about them and love them. They know right from wrong because their parents teach them which is which, and because their parents live by example. Somewhere, there is a reward for us, Joe. We need to believe that. We won’t just be abandoned.”
“Always the bridesmaid , never the bride."
Always the godfather, never the god".”
“But you can't get away from yourself. You can't decide not to see yourself anymore. You can't decide to turn off the noise in your head.”
“Every man must die, Jon Snow. But first he must live.”
“When they see us dance. When they see how you look at me. When they see how I smile at you.”
“Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly if there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?”
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