“You're such a cheater. The best wood in your golf bag is your pencil!”
“Pinot Noir country. My grape. The one varietal that truly enchants me, both stills and steals my heart with its elusive loveliness and false promises of transcendence. I loved her, and I would continue to follow her siren call until my wallet--or liver, whichever came first--gave out.”
“I forced a swift smile, then turned back to my glass, salvation and sanctuary viniferously bundled into one.”
“Maya, Indian goddess of illusions. Siren of shipwrecked sailors. If only you lactated Pinot Noir, you’d be perfect.”
“Palate properly whetted, I spelunked for her clitoris, tasting Bourgogne Rouge and Maya's body.”
“It is very difficult to be a hero without an audience, although, in a sense, we are each the hero of a peculiar, half-ruined film called our life.”
“In certain areas of my life, I actively seek out solitude. Especially for someone in my line of work, solitude is, more or less, an inevitable circumstance. Sometimes, however, this sense of isolation, like acid spilling out of a bottle, can unconsciously eat away at a person's heart and dissolve it. You could see it, too, as a kind of double-edged sword. It protects me, but at the same time steadily cuts away at me from the inside.”
“Get busy living or get busy dying...”
“There is no loss, if you cannot remember what you have lost.”
“لا بد أن الشجاعة هي ما تنقصني لإيذاء الآخرين”
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