“Good people protect people they love even if that means that pretending that everything is okay.”
“Good books that often I would hate to finish because they took me into their lives and let me out of mine, for a while anyway.”
“You have to learn to look at someone you truly adore through eyes that really aren´t your own. It´s as if a person has to become another person altogether to be able to take a hard look. Good people protect people they love, even if that means pretending that everything is okay.”
“...life is a funny thing. We go through ups and downs, winters and summers, but somewhere, sometimes, it's good.”
“Money is nice. I don´t mean it´s wonderful like a river or anything; and, as they say, it can´t buy happiness, but it´s comfortable in your pockets”
“Maybe it´s because we all sat together for a while and concentrated on exactly the same thing. That could be it. Like how everybody becomes one person for a little bit and how the tiniest thing affects everybody in almost the exact same way”
“I think that when a somebody dies, there ought to be a process where everything about them, like bills and taxes, stops. They don´t even slow down. As a matter of fact, they seem to come quicker and louder.”
“I shouted for no reason other than trying to shout out a bad feeling I had. A certain kind of lonely feeling. A feeling that embarrassed me”
“The longer you wait and put off the nice things you should do on a regular basis, the harder it is to do them, until finally you have to force yourself to be nice, to be thoughtful, and it isn’t easy, because you’re embarrassed about not having done those easy, nice things in a natural kind of way. Also, the people who you’re nice to come to expect your regular niceness. That’s it in a nutshell.”
“Die unglaubliche Reise des Smithy Ide – Ron McLarty
“Lieber Smithy, das hier ist mein Brief an dich, aber ich werde ihn nicht abschicken. Ich schreibe am Fenster in meinem Zimmer, und das Fenster ist offen. Der Ahorn draußen in unserem Garten raschelt, und ich lasse es vom Wind zu dir tragen, denn er kann das, und ich glaube wirklich, dass Worte fliegen können.” S. 249”
“I don't like to touch, and I don't like to be touched.”
“There’s too much history to tell, really, about all of us and how we’d do things like hike and how she loved that I ran so much.”
“Pythagoras is in fact credited with having coined the words "philosophy" ("love of wisdom") and "mathematics" ("that which is learned"). To him, a "philosopher" was someone who "gives himself up to discovering the meaning and purpose of life itself...to uncover the secrets of nature." Pythagoras emphasized the importance of learning above all other activities, because, in his words, "most men and women, by birth or nature, lack the means to advance in wealth and power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge.”
“Dimonte was waiting for him in the Meadowlands parking lot. He leaned out of his red Corvette. “Get in.” “A red Corvette,” Myron said. “Why aren’t I surprised?” “Just get in.” Myron opened the door and slid into the black leather seat. Though they were parked with the engine off, Dimonte gripped the steering wheel with both hands and stared in front of him. His face was sheet-white. The toothpick hung low. He kept shaking his head over and over. Yet again, the subtlety. “Something wrong, Rolly?”
“Feeling overwhelmed by the requirements of your diet Feeling deprived Feeling discouraged when you don’t lose weight consistently or lose as much weight as you had hoped Feeling stressed by other life problems”
“He did know: he knew her right away, and he felt known by her, and that was where the trouble really began...She could have been exotic or worldly or a Valkyrie and it would have meant nothing to him. But that Alice saw him―that was a feeling Amos had never experienced before, and it felt like a revelation and also like a virus.”
“(...) rozwścieczyło to jeszcze bardziej, wypchnęła do przodu swój gigantyczny biust tak, że Haakani aż się potknął cofając, i palnęła, że lepiej by sobie possał cyca, jeśli nie ma nic ważniejszego do powiedzenia. Kobiety zarechotały szorstko, a Haakani poczerwieniał. Potem powiedział, że na palce będzie się siłował dopiero, gdy baba wychyli kieliszek wódki. Ponieważ była chrześcijanką, odmówiła. Sprzeczali się, wałkując temat tam i z powrotem. W końcu, z czystej złości, Hilma chwyciła spory kieliszek bimbru, wypiła do dna i wystawiła swój długi pazur. Wszyscy ucichli i przerażeni wlepili oczy w staruszkę.”
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