“Because even when there is no hope, somehow you can still find a place to pin inside the things that you need.”
“I knew it was a day of endings, one way or another.”
“I felt naked beneath the wildness of her eyes. I felt alive. Unknown. And I knew then that the world contained so many things I would never understand.”
“I gripped against her like she was metal and I was all full of lightning, charged up and jagged and of that moment alone.”
“You take what you can get, I reckon. You take what you can get.”
“You couldn't make up something that looked so right.”
“I reckoned some things you do best to remember. But sometimes it's best to forget.”
“So much death.
So many hearts turned to stone and days that were stolen. The last things living and we were just ripping each other in pieces that could never again be put back whole.
It ends here, I swore to myself. It must end here.”
“I studied the dusty street, the plastic walls and dries patches of piss. And I guess it was being left with just shantytowns and Steel Cities that got folk started with the tree building. Because even for the rich freaks, life's ugly. But build a tree, and you got something worth looking at. Something worth believing in.”
“All ways are the worst way.”
“Zion. Trees. You're talking about heaven, boy. We be heading to hell.'
'I don't know,' I said. 'Could be one's really just the same as the other.”
“Love. People threw that word around like carzy.”
“Dave hung up. And unplugged the phone. With a fierce and bitter pain he stared at it, watching how, over and over again, it didn't ring.”
“So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said to me: "True,
It isn't much fun for One, but Two
Can stick together," says Pooh, says he.
"That's how it is," says Pooh.”
“The past is just something that's over.”
“Kayla doesn't care what anyone thinks about her. She doesn't care if the rest of the women trash her behind her back. She doesn't care that she’s never invited to meet husbands, or that she’s never invited to private dinners. She doesn't care if she sounds trampy. Kayla is the happiest person I know. God, I wish I was Kayla.”
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