“I wanted a girl as perfect as Brooke, and instead, she gave me something I never knew I wanted: something perfect that looks like me.”
“There are things you’re certain about. That you’d bet your life on. Things that you just know. You know the heat of a fire will burn you. Water will quench your thirst. She is one of those things; the most unerring certainty of my life.”
“I know men laugh about this. About being pussy-whipped. About panting like a dog after a girl. About wanting a woman more than you want to want her. I don't fucking care. They can keep their sarcasm. I'll take the girl.”
“She gets that words are sometimes bullshit and people don’t mean what they say and through it all it’s only actions that matter.”
“And then I imagine the look on her face when I tell her I’m bipolar.”
“Puedo ver en cada uno de los ojos de esa gente que yo soy el hombre. Pero quiero verlo en sus ojos.
Que. Soy. El Hombre.
El hombre al que ella quiere pertenecer.”
“She is my female and I need her. I knew it from the instant I saw her, and she knew it too, and that's why she ran. She wanted me to chase and I did. I will chase her every time she wants to see if I want her and need her enough.”
“And my brain goes quiet and my heart is calm and my life is at a standstill, and the pendulum that I am, all the swinging to and fro, finally stops and I feel like I finally found my center.”
“When you belong to someone . . . you don’t kiss anyone else. You don’t kiss his enemy. You don’t lie to him. Betray him.”
“Ford put a hand to his head. “Back up. Back up!” he cried. “You’re too close.”
Heart pounding, I looked at the eight feet between us and pressed into the fridge.
“I think he meant for the ghost to back up,” Jenks said dryly.”
“I thought so. Those who can really do what they promise don't first pause to promise what they can do”
“Besides, if Hans came here, he might ask me to let him have some flour on credit, and that I could not do. Flour is one thing, and friendship is another, and they should not be confused. Why, the words are spelled differently, and mean quite different things. Everyone can see that.”
“Like any dissidents they were neurotic archivists. Agree, disagree, show no interest in or obsess over their narrative of history, you couldn't say their didn't shore it up with footnotes and research.”
“These enemies of society are to be driven out of New York regardless of their constitutional rights.’ The”
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