“You’re mad. Rats don’t try and get in through closed doors!”
“And soon they would be living together. They would be sharing a bedroom and he would live with her fragrance – as part of the background of his life – every day. Breath and hair and skin and sweat and all the atoms and particles”
“lay just beneath the surface of consciousness, jagged thoughts and dark music looping inside his head, preventing him from sinking into deeper sleep, where he wanted, and needed, to be.”
“In cities, after all, you are always within screaming distance of a psychopath.”
“You know what HTML really stands for? How to meet ladies.”
“She was both his compass and his map, and he would be lost on his own. Lost in the darkness.”
“Lemsip for her. While waiting for the kettle”
“would melt, liquid metal dripping to”
“cities, after all, you are always within screaming distance of a psychopath.”
“strength from her. He honestly didn’t know what”
“As soon as Kirsty walked into the living room, just behind Jamie, she knew something was wrong. There were no immediate tangible signs, but she could feel it. The atmosphere in the room felt wrong. There had been a shift in the air, a strange shape imprinted on the molecules that hung around them and made up the fabric of the room. She could smell it, this unwelcome odour. She felt like an animal, its hackles rising as it caught the scent of a stranger, an invader, an enemy encroaching on its territory.”
“For example, basil is great for curing stomach cramps, and sage is good for anxiety or depression.”
“It’s a classic, isn’t it, sir?” said Hay. “Third Programme stuff. I don’t listen to the Third Programme.”
“Men are visually aroused by women's bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women's personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men's power in the myth: They look at women's bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no "rock called gender" responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality--an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire--brings heterosexual men and women together.”
“He drove his mind into the abyss where poetry is written.”
“It's easier to love you than to pretend I don't.”
“Now remember, they say if two people go together to visit the Taj Mahal, that means they will always be together. Are you ready for that?"
"Guess I'm stuck with you then.”
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