“Some men spend their lives looking for ways to punish themselves for having been born.”
“Pour alcohol on a bundle of nerves and it generally turns into a can of worms.”
“In wine was truth, perhaps, but in whisky, the way Hoffman sluiced it down, was an army of imaginary rats climbing your legs.”
“He was half a politician, and like most of his kind he was an insecure man.”
“The sea was surging among the pilings like the blithe mindless forces of dissolution.”
“A moon like a fallen fruit reversing gravity was hoisting itself above the rooftops.”
“Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder. I learned that at my mother’s knee and other low joints,”
“his manner had the heavy ease of a politician, poised between bullying and flattery.”
“A young man with an untrimmed beard and rebellious eyes looked like a conscientious objector to everything.”
“I could smell fog even at this level now. It was rolling down from the mountains, flooding out the moon, as well as rising from the sea. The”
“Everyone says apologizing works, but it never really does. Not quickly enough anyway.”
“Death is the engine that keeps us running, giving us the motivation to achieve, learn, love, and create. Philosophers have proclaimed this for thousands of years just as vehemently as we insist upon ignoring it generation after generation.”
“My name is Morpheus. Find a looking glass and call on me when you are ready to claim your destiny.” With”
“By the time that adorable steak and I had become one flesh I could have taken on the whole Valmy clan singlehanded.”
“The point of self-reflection is, foremost, to clarify and to find honesty. Self-reflection is the way to throw self-lies out and face the truth—however painful it might be to admit that you were wrong. We seek consistency in ourselves, and so when we are faced with inconsistency, we struggle to deny. Denial has no place in self-reflection, and so it is incumbent upon a person to admit his errors, to embrace them and to move along in a more positive direction. We can fool ourselves for all sorts of reasons. Mostly for the sake of our ego, of course, but sometimes, I now understand, because we are afraid. For sometimes we are afraid to hope, because hope breeds expectation, and expectation can lead to disappointment. And”
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