“Second chances are not the same as forgiveness.”
“No matter how obvious something may seem, there are two sides to every story.”
“The human brain can only be stretched so far before it breaks.”
“People have all sorts of pasts, sometimes dark or dreary, but perhaps the actions they choose in the present are the ones that carry the most weight.”
“Maybe I felt something because I'm always looking for feelings. Without them, I don't know how to act.”
“I'm trying to say that I think doing what you feel can't always be easy, but at least you're being true to yourself.”
“She was suppose to be mine. I hers. We were suppose to be like the birds.”
“Sooner or later we're all gone, so no one bothers getting attached.”
“We were suppose to be like the birds.”
“The borderlands of madness used to have much sterner signage around them than they do now.”
“But probably that's the way of the world - when we have finally learned something we're too old to apply it - and so it goes, wave after wave, generation after generation. No one learns anything at all from anyone else.”
“Are you an idiot, or an idiot?' Gargarin hissed.
'The first one. I really resent being called the second.”
“I can't turn your soul on. Leave me those feelings; and you can take away the voice and the face. They are not you.”
“A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span. In effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I've lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage. My wife married a man; I saw no reason why she should inherit a baby.”
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