“The cruelest thing you can do to a person who's living in panic is to offer him or her hope that turns out false. When the crash comes its intolerable.”
“Perhaps conscience did not always produce cowards. Sometimes it made a man feel better about himself.”
“You know, Mr. Webb, you have two commands you use with irritating frequency. 'Move' and 'Let's go.”
“He wasn't smart enough to see it, said Jason Bourne. He couldn't think geometrically.”
“Opportunities will present themselves. Recognize them, act on them.”
“He may be a scholar, but he’s first a man who believes—with certain justification—that he was betrayed by his government.”
“Alex, drunk or sober, made no distinction between the hours of day and night, nor did the operations he knew so well, for there was no night and day where his work was concerned. There was only the flat light of fluorescent tubes in offices that never closed.”
“Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta...Delta is for Charlie and Charlie is for Cain”
“There was too little space for their own—and they guarded their own as all Chinese had done from the earliest dynasties.”
“For so many, death is a liberation from intolerable human conditions.”
“There are many different stories to tell. It's never the same. Every day weather blows in and out, alters the surface. Sometimes it is stripped down to a single essential truth, the thing that is always believed, no matter what. The seeds from which the garden has grown.”
“Nick leaned closer,his free arm bracing on the wall above her shoulder.The warm puff of his breath caressed her lips as his gaze bore into hers.She couldn´t move,couldn´t blink,couldn´t breathe.”
“The wild mustard in Southern California is like that spoken of in the New Testament. . . . Its gold is as distinct a value to the eye as the nugget gold is in the pocket.”
“We share a reckless, toxic love that feeds the brokenness in me, in us. Our love is an addiction. A love that I won’t ever consider living without.”
“The blue whale was so magnificent and her song so beautiful, that Becca’s heart swelled. She felt Marco’s hand tighten on hers and knew he felt the same way. She turned to him, but Marco wasn’t looking at the whale anymore, he was looking at her. He was still holding her hand and was floating close to her now.”
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