“Clearly the secret of happiness...is a variation on the general principle of banging your head against a wall, and then stopping.”
“...it just goes to show you can't leave anything behind. You bring it all with you, whether you want to or not.”
“I despise this weakness in myself--this endless one-sided conversation that takes the place of action...”
“He thought of the next Saturday. [...] He thought of the picnic by the dipping pool on the river, where oaks and willows dappled the sun on water the color of tea; and girls in light summer dresses would sit in pools of pale cotton.
And he knew he would not go.”
“He smiled to show he meant no offense, but Scott takes offense like it is going out of style, and bristled.”
“Le resulta agotador estar en compañía de personas para las que una sonrisa espontánia es señal de infantil debilidad.”
“At least yours talks," Elysia said, irritably shoving a fry into her mouth. "Mine just stares. Like a cow.”
“I love you to the moon and back.”
“If we take out one, we have to take out all. We can't risk collateral damage."
"Say 'collateral damage' again. That sounded sexy.”
“What do you get out of it? You’d lose one of the most important aspects in this deal, the ability to veto any decision.”
“I get you.”
“But you won't say no."
She hated that his confidence was not misplaced, hated that she could refuse him nothing when he held her in his arms. But she loved the crackling awareness that washed over her - a strange sense that for the first time in her life, she understood her own body.”
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