Quotes from This Book Will Save Your Life

A.M. Homes ·  372 pages

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“Sometimes you can do things for others that you can't do for yourself.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“We’re all good when we want to be, otherwise we’re fucking animals. There’s no VIP room in reality, and there is no reality in this city. You can’t Google the answers. People talke about being on the ride of your life—THIS IS YOUR LIFE. Whatever you need to know, you already know. Imagine what it is to be in another country, another landscape—heat, insects, fear. Imagine watching someone right in front of you trip on a wire, step on a mine, blow their body to shreds, in mid-sentences, mid-cigarette. Imagine yourself splattered with human flesh. Imagine talking to that boy for the five minutes when he is profoundly conscious of the fact that he is not goingt to make it home. Imagine the difference between that and being in upstate New York, drinking beer, trying to get laid, and spending the summer as lifeguard at Lake George. Imagine zipping your friends into body bags. Tell me why anyone ever thought this was a good idea. How could anyone not be angry? You’d have to be insane.” --Nic Thompson”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“Driving a Bentley to Target- only in LA does this make sense.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“He lay there realizing how thoroughly he'd removed himself from the world or obligations, how stupidly independent he'd become: he needed no one, knew no one, was not a part of anyone's life. He'd so thoroughly removed himself from the world of dependencies and obligations, he wasn't sure he still existed.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“Suffering is normal. Pain is normal, it is part of life... What is its texture, the weight of our suffering? What is its meaning? Begin by touching it, by coming close to it, accepting it: Hello, suffering, I am here with you. I am beside you, one with you, I am you. I am suffering.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life



“He looked at Richard and the donut with great intensity, as if this were the donut that would fix Richard, as if there were certain donuts that were better for certain ailments, as if a donut could have curative powers.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“We're all good when we want to be, otherwise we're fucking animals. There is no VIP room in reality, and there is no reality in this city. You can't Google the answers. People talk about being on the ride of your life -THIS IS YOUR LIFE." He takes a breath. "Whatever it is you need to know, you already know. Imagine what it is to be in another country, another landscape...tell me why anyone every thought this was a good idea.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“I believe in staying open to possibility. What is the point of not believing, closing the door? Just leave it open, see what comes in.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“It's a strange city... filled with things that are not obvious.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“The strange days of summer. There is no here, no there, the days are incredibly still, the light is brightly muted--it's hard to know if that's the passing of the season or poor air quality.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life



“Anhil's coffee was hot, dark, full-flavored, perfect chasing the equally well-turned donut: golden brown, dense without being leaden, not too sweet.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“Make the mental physical, and the physical mental, and things will improve.”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


“Sometimes you can do things for others that you can't do for yourself”
― A.M. Homes, quote from This Book Will Save Your Life


About the author

A.M. Homes
Born place: in Washington, D.C., The United States
Born date December 18, 1961
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