“Reality isn't what it used to be.”
“Maybe there's nothing impossible tonight. We're down the hole to Wonderland, and no White Rabbit to guide us."
If I remember correctly, the White Rabbit was an unreliable guide, anyway.”
“Although the human heart is selfish and arrogant, so many struggle against their selfishness and learn humility; because of them, as long as there is life, there is hope that beauty lost can be rediscovered, that what has been reviled can be redeemed.”
“...like a scene from the swamps of Louisiana or the mind of Poe on opium.”
“Although she had resisted this knowledge all her life, had lived determinedly in the future focused there by ambition, she understood at last that this was the real condition of humanity: The dance of life occurred not yesterday or tomorrow, but only here at the still point that was the present. This truth is simmple, sel-evident, but difficult to accept, for we sentimentalize the past and wallow in it, while we endure the moment and in every waking hour dream of the future.”
“The human imagination may be the most elastic thing in the universe, stretching to encompass the millions of dreams that in centuries of relectless struggle built modern civilization, to entertain the endless doubts that hamper every human enterprise, and to conceive the vast menagerie of boogeymen that trouble every human heart.”
“We don't call them inmates,' Molly said, quoting one of the psychiatrists.'We call them patients.”
“Futility is in the eye of the beholder.”
“Throughout their seven years of marriage, they had conducted their lives by different clocks. She dwelled as much in the future as in the present, envisioning where she wished to go, relentlessly mapping the path that ought to lead to her high goals. Her strong mainspring was wound tight. Neil lived in the moment. To him, the far future was next week, and he trusted time to take him there whether or not he planned the journey. They”
“The dance of life occurred not yesterday or tomorrow, but only here at the still point that was the present. This truth is simple, self-evident, but difficult to accept, for we sentimentalize the past and wallow in it, while we endure the moment and in every waking hour dream of the future.”
“that every moment of every day, depending on the faith we embrace, each of us continues to live either by the merciful sufferance of God or at the whim of blind chance and indifferent nature. She”
“hope; like calcium, hope was part of the structure of her bones.”
“…secondhand bookstores have pilgrims. The words out of print are a call to arms for those who seek a Holy Grail made of paper and ink.”
“If you consider that a single straight line can be drawn between any two points, one day I'm going to draw a line from him to me or me to him.”
“Чувствах жарта вътре в мозъка си, разпалена и червена. Фий, поилки, хранилки, гълъбарник, кошници, курешки – всичко по дяволите! Бояджийска стълба, тръстика, топка сяра, гушести, червени очички и червени крака - всичко по дяволите! Паунест, качулат, монахиня, гълъбчета и гълъбища – всичко по дяволите! Таванска стая – само за мен, дупката на тавана – да се затвори, столовете – в таванската стая, край на разходките на гълъбите из къщата, кошът с прането - на терасата, прането – простряно на терасата. Кръглите очи и острите човки, перушината, преливаща от розово в ябълково- всичко по дяволите! Майката на Кимет, без да иска, ми беше показала изхода… Започнах да тормозя гълъбите, докато мътеха. Използвах, докато децата спяха следобед, качвах се на терасата и измъчвах гълъбите. Таванът на терасата беше като фурна, цялото сутрешно слънце се събираше на покрива и го нажежаваше, а сгорещените гълъби и вонята им го превръщаха в ад.”
“It was as if Simon had become my nightlight; even when he wasn't with me, he was illuminating the world so that I no longer feared it.”
“Have you ever noticed that the end has a more distinctive feel than the beginning?”
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