“To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago.”
“While sex heads a great number of lists, we all have other things we like to do in between.”
“Yes,” he said. “But I wonder . . . I’ve a peculiar feeling that I may never see you again. It is as if I were one of those minor characters in a melodrama who gets shuffled offstage without ever learning how things turn out.”
“I can appreciate the feeling,” I said. “My own role sometimes makes me want to strangle the author. But look at it this way: inside stories seldom live up to one’s expectations. Usually they are grubby little things, reducing down to the basest of motives when all is known. Conjectures and illusions are often the better possessions.”
“Before you are fully aware of anything else, you are aware whether you are awakening in your own bed.”
“things sort of equal to equal things sort of being equal to each other, it didn’t much seem to matter.”
“От важных дел либо очень скоро в тоску впдаешь, либо наталкиваешься на уйму трудностей - всё зависит от того, какую долю ответственности на себя взвалишь.”
“What's this?" Primage Dur squinted at the glow of magic in the forest before them. Twelve shining warriors in red leather stood interspaced between a line of gnarled trees, blocking the advance of the Eld. "Who are they?"
"Dalh'reisen," Azurel hissed.
"Are they... singing?”
“She stamped the book and gave it to me. "You bring it back in three weeks."
I held it over my heart.
Mrs. Worth smiled. "That's where a book should be carried.”
“Have you ever head this theory about drinking yourself sober?' Eddie asked. 'It's a very popular theory. Amongst drunks, anyway.”
“Is your skin this tone all over?"
"Only one way you're going to discover the answer to that.”
“Dear little Swallow,” said the Prince, “you tell me of marvellous things, but more marvellous than anything is the suffering of men and of women. There is no Mystery so great as Misery. ”
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