“I wouldn't want to assume that all men are like you. If I did, I know I would give them up entirely”
“Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.”
“Leaves covered pavement like soggy cereal.”
“Perhaps my greatest shame was that I could not show what I should, and I worried no one would ever know how much I cared. Crows”
“I tended to hold love hostage in my heart because, if expressed, I feared it might abandon me as many people in my life had.”
“We rarely are conscious of those primitive anxieties that creep out from under reason. And the only way to banish them is to turn on all the lights.”
“To almost die is to know that one day you will, and to never again feel the same about anything.”
“as was true with every powerful person I had known, and there were but a few, his greatness made him humble and kind.”
“Το πραγματικό μέτρο της ανθρώπινης φύσης είναι ο τρόπος με τον οποίο φέρεται κανείς σε άτομα σαν κι αυτήν σε στιγμές που δεν τον βλέπει κανείς.”
“it's hard as hell to get politicians excited about what we do out here, or about what you do, kay."
"the problem is, the dead don't vote," i said.
"i've heard of cases where they did.”
“I have lived most of my life as a devotee of the philosophy that a man should not see two sevens in one day,”
“I fought; I fought for the immortal soul the preachers had taught me to believe in. I do not know whether I ever believed in it—I had never seen God, and He had never spoken to me—but I fought for it anyway, and I fought for Alexander.”
“Layne walked up to him and put both hands to his son’s neck, giving it a firm squeeze, he looked him in the eyes and whispered, “Fucked up with you, know it, but you’re a fuckin’ good kid despite that and, even though I didn’t have much to do with it, I’m proud of you.” He gave his son’s neck a gentle jerk and finished. “Love you, Bud.”
“Hey." Her grin grew as she glanced from me to Nash, then back. "You're blocking the fridge."
"There's a cooler in the other room." Nash nodded toward the main part of the house.
Emma shrugged. "Yeah, but no one's making out in front of it.”
“Not everyone can stand up and be a hero, Princess. Some prefer to surrender to the inevitable and salve their consciences with the gift of survival.”
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