“In comic books, people with gifts became superheroes; in real life they became outcasts.”
“Whatever their circumstances, people still had to eat, live, and love.”
“Any of these vultures smell weakness, and they’ll mess you up faster than sugar in a gas tank.”
“Mona began firing with deadly accuracy, also with a stream of Spanish words that Cosmo suspected were not taught in kindergarten.”
“Mona was half ninja, half gunslinger, popping off charge after charge into the blue creatures.”
“world was dripping down his eyeballs like wet oil paint down a canvas.”
“Cosmo was halfway through a particularly nasty dream involving two Parasites, Ziplock, and a hair dryer,”
“Some instruments seemed like they were held together with duct tape and prayers. Everything looked out of date.”
“Cosmo sank into a near trancelike state. The events of the past few days bounced around his head like blobs of oil in a lava lamp. Who was he now? Cosmo Hill fugitive no-sponsor, or Cosmo Hill Supernaturalist? Who was Cosmo Hill anyhow? A product of Clarissa Frayne, with no personality to speak of. Fourteen years old and he had never kissed a girl.”
“Myishi will kick Phonetix’s butt next quarter.”
“poster of San Francisco. The image of the Golden Gate Bridge with Alcatraz off in the distance was one of her favorites. If she could visit one place in the world, that’s where she would go.”
“At a certain point, you say to the woods, to the sea, to the mountains, the world, Now I am ready. Now I will stop and be wholly attentive. You empty yourself and wait, listening. After a time you hear it: there is nothing there. There is nothing but those things only, those created objects, discrete, growing or holding, or swaying, being rained on or raining, held, flooding or ebbing, standing, or spread. You feel the world's word as a tension, a hum, a single chorused note everywhere the same. This is it: this hum is the silence. Nature does utter a peep - just this one. The birds and insects, the meadows and swamps and rivers and stones and mountains and clouds: they all do it; they all don't do it. There is a vibrancy to the silence, a suppression, as if someone were gagging the world. But you wait, you give your life's length to listening, and nothing happens. The ice rolls up, the ice rolls back, and still that single note obtains. The tension, or lack of it, is intolerable. The silence is not actually suppression: instead, it is all there is.”
“It’s hard to tell the truth sometimes, especially if you don’t want to hurt someone. And you did. You said what you feel. And you must do what is right for you, not what other people say is right.”
“Tu peor enemigo eres tú mismo.”
“But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing.”
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