“It’s at your most lunatic moments that I can resist you least.”
“There's more to love than two pelvises in a tussle.”
“Merry Patricia Wilding was sitting on a cobblestone wall, sketching three rutabagas and daydreaming about the unicorn.”
“It’s one thing to watch someone row; it’s quite another to try it oneself in heavy seas, and this was a bad moment to begin wondering if the American privateers on the Good Shepherd would be certain to help her and if there was any chance that Devon might have lied about the Shepherd’s identity.”
“I’d love to see him lay a single strip on her white back. It would be the most potent lesson either of them ever got.”
“he smiled at her as though he had not with a single sentence blown the sane structure of her life into slithering fragments.”
“its muscles white and glistening beneath its creamy hide, its chest broad and heaving, its horn poised and thick.”
“August passed like a dancer, graceful and sweating.”
“The hostage hours had blurred into one another, anonymous as a line of smashed pumpkins.”
“Chopped up fairy wings, the heart of a narwhal taken during a lunar eclipse, spit from a consumptive.… Christ. Just drink it, will you?”
“Bei gleicher Umgebung lebt doch jeder in einer anderen Welt.”
“changes in the story were the result of normal editing.”
“I met Brian soon after he had signed the Beatles. He was charming, polite, well spoken and I liked him. He accepted that I was John’s girlfriend, but he told John that it would be better if all girlfriends kept a low profile. I didn’t mind because I had no interest in the limelight. As long as I could be with John, I was content to stay in the shadows.”
“Horses, and all animals indeed, know that there is no place like home; it is a pity that men who consider themselves much wiser, have not the same consideration,”
“there is a natural propriety in the companionship: always to be noted in confidence between a child and a person who has any merit of reality and genuineness: which is admirably pleasant.”
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