“Half of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened.”
“The best way of travel, however, if you aren't in any hurry at all, if you don't care where you are going, if you don't like to use your legs, if you don't want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely to nature.”
“It seems strange to me that mechanical progress always seems to leave the slower demands of elegance far behind.”
“That's the peculiar thing about nature," explained Mr. F., "it guards it's rarest treasures with greatest care.”
“when it comes to my best asset, all I want you thinking about are these words: long, thick, smooth, hard. If the Renaissance masters were carving sculptures of cocks, mine would be the model for all of them.”
“Truth is, I don't know what Deacon wants anymore - it's not just physical. Whatever it is must scare him, though, and I'm the one who ends up getting hurt. So I make the concerted effort to resist his temptation, even if sometimes I'd like nothing more than to surround myself with his affection.”
“i loved her more than i loved you and i’m sorry that you knew it.”
“Why do people respect the package rather than the man?”
“Most successful people are people you’ve never heard of. They want it that way. It keeps them sober. It helps them do their jobs.”
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