“You can never see anything clearly when you're running.”
“the best way to hide in plain sight was to get fat.”
“Sometimes fear and dread are superior to tedium.”
“What was she like in the end?
The way most people are at the end. Scared and full of regret. The way you are all of the time.”
“It’s always good to go home.”
“I want you to write one page on what you want to be when you grow up, and then one page on what you want to be if that first thing doesn’t work out, because sometimes things don’t work out the way we’d like them to. Then another page on what you’d do if the first two things you’d like to be don’t work out. Then two pages on the one thing you definitely don’t want to be no matter what. It’s really important not to let the bottom drop out of your life.”
“There was a time I used to cry, but that was another lifetime ago. My heart was broken just once. But completely. As”
“because that’s what you do, you keep trying even when you know the effort is in vain. As”
“Men are so easily drawn to fake things.”
“I ordered a beer, opened the newspaper, and realized the light was all wrong for reading. Still, if you're a woman sitting alone in a bar, it's always best to look occupied, even if you're faking it. Most men think they're doing you a favor, keeping you company, curing you of the shame of being alone in public. It didn't take long for a fellow traveler to take a seat next to mine. I tensed my shoulders and raised the newspaper in a defensive posture. Some men would have read my body language for what it was - an indisputable DO NOT DISTURB sign. But some men can only read their internal weather report and have no concept that another human might not want the same things they want.”
“Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.”
“We don’t have to know everything at once. We just do one thing at a time, as it is given us to do.”
“And yes, I came over here fully intending to seduce you." He lifted his head and whispered in my ear, "It's what I'm good at. Just like you're good at evading demons and kicking ass."
"Kicking ass?" I questioned as he dropped his head back to the arm of the couch. His hand was exploring again, and I didn't want to move.
"Yeah," he said, and I jumped as he found a ticklish spot. "I like a woman who takes care of herself."
"Not much of a white knight on a horse, huh?"
He raised one eyebrow. "Oh, I could," he said. "But I'm a lazy son of a bitch.”
“Together he [Girolamo Savonarola] and his archenemy Lorenzo [de' Medici] would have been the stuff of gargoyles. One could almost imagine the diptych in which their profiles confronted each other, their noses as powerful as their personalities.”
“كانت مُتعَبَة، كانت تحتاج إلى شجرة تنام عليها، وكنت أنا أقرب غصن لها.”
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