“the enduring struggle to capture in words the infinite possibilities of a life not lived.”
“I have always been faithful to you if faithful means the experience against which everything else has been measured.”
“That I have no right to be jealous is irrelevant. It is a human passion: the sick, white underbelly of love.”
“The weight of his losses finally too much to bear.
But not before he has known the unforgiving light of the equator, a love that exists only in his imagination, and the enduring struggle to capture in words the infinite possibilities of a life not lived.”
“It was probably not so unusual to be a different person with a different man, for all parts were authentically within, waiting to be coaxed out by one person or another”
“She felt with the shiver the rare sensation that she was exactly where she should be. She was an idea, a memory, one perfect possibility out of an infinite number.”
“God, I loved him. I could insist I was okay with just being friends, that I'd find someone else and get over him, but I was fooling myself. There was no getting past this. I loved him, and fifty years from now we could be married to other people, never exchanged so much as a kiss, and I'd still looking into his eyes and know he was the one. He'd always be the one.”
“I want to believe in the fairy tale.”
“Until then,” he says, all velvet and seduction, “I’ll be fantasizing about the moment when the only thing wrapped around me is you.”
“If we do something over and over, it becomes normal. If we see the same thing over and over, it becomes normal.”
“You’re right, I don’t trust people easily, but I have faith in numbers. —Interesting. —I do. I think people are scared, and dumb, and selfish on their own, but put enough of them together and they’ll be half-decent.”
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