“In my old age, I was at last being permitted to make the discovery that lovemaking gets better and better with time, if it's with someone you care for.”
“Love is when you fry the other person's bacon even if you're a vegetarian.”
“The angel of death had cruised him. Death, that hustler, that last lover.”
“Let us live without hate among those who hate”
“I do not know what happened with your parents or why they did what they did. But in all the world, I could have wished for no daughter but you.”
“Many people lack the basic equipment to be in a relationship and there's nothing you can do to change it. You can't take a skunk and dip it in perfume and hope it becomes a puppy. Eventually, the perfume will wear off and you'll still have a skunk on your hands.”
“Not having anything around to read is dangerous: you have to content yourself with life itself, and that can lead you to take risks.”
“(Ugh. Don’t even get me started. It’s like teachers think we have nothing better to do with our lives than to come home and do more schoolwork.) [SirLeo] (It’s coz they’re old and have no lives and want to punish those who do.)”
“I felt like I needed something official to show me how all of this should feel, how I should be acting, what I should be saying--even if it was just some dumb movie that wasn't really official at all.”
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