“Turnpikes at night were like girl talk: not interesting.”
“When you were steadily dating a boy, as she was Reeve, and this was known to everybody, it freed you up to be friends with boys.”
“Brian was only thirteen. He was asleep by one A.M.”
“Janie and Jodie looked at him as if he were an out-of-date computer chip.”
“Barbies are warm and tan and always the same, thought Janie, but real people are not always the same.”
“Last time she had been here, the room had been pastel, romantic and soft. Now it was icily white. It was urban, out of a slick magazine, as if some cold, successful woman lived here with two possessions and an empty refrigerator.”
“Every time he calls, I nag him to study.” “I hear that boys don’t like to be nagged.” “Me too, but it’s irresistible. You always want to take the boy and mold him into something better.”
“One who utters speech that isn't rough
But instructive and truthful
So that he offends no one,
Him I call Brahmin.”
“And that's finally all anyone wants out of a book- to be amused”
“It's one thing to predict [the complete breakdown of civilization]. It's something else again to be right in the middle of it. It's a very humbling thing...for an academic like me to find his abstract theories turning into concrete reality... It was all just so many words to me, really, just a philosophical exercise, completely abstract.”
“Only Loki was not a fighter. Only Loki stood at the sides and laughed, a laughter more deadly to the self-important gods than any sword or spear. No wonder they had chained him.”
“It was a good thing I was a pacifist, because otherwise I'd have started planning her murder.”
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