“From the minute I saw you with the match in your hand I thought I could tell you anything on my mind.
You'd be my model, but for words.”
“And there will be a time, not for long, a month is enough, or a week, when every single person will be able to completely fulfill what they were meant to be—everything their bodies and souls have offered them, not what other people have dumped on them.”
“Something has fallen asleep there, that's all, but it's warm, and it's hers, it's the pain imprinted on her, and his healing powers rise up. It's her with everything she now is.”
“Alle waren jetzt damit beschäftigt, den Tisch zu decken, und niemand außer ihr bemerkte, was das Baby tat. Es drückte seine Lippen in das Innere von Avrams Hand, blökte ein sanftes und angenehmes Ba-ba-ba und genoss mit seinem ganzen Sein den Klang und das Kitzeln, das es wohl in den Lippen spürte. Auch in Oras Hals und Mund schwebte ein anregendes Summen, ihre Lippen spürten es auch, und in ihr murmelte es stimmlos ba-ba-ba.”
“Al momento se levanta. Lo que sea con tal de no estar sentada. No tiene que resultar blanco fácil para el asta que ya se abre camino a tientas hacia ella, ni para la gigantesca red de pesca que está cayendo lentamente sobre ella. Presta oído en dirección a la puerta. Nada. Desde la ventana ve la lengua de la calzada y el labio de la acera. Peina ese espacio con la mirada pero sigue sin ver”
“People like you don’t go mad, Vi. They’re quiet on the outside and loud on the inside and sane as the day is long”
“Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is what it means to have no loved version of your life but the one you made.”
“Home is the place that expects the most of you, but still welcomes you at your worst. And she has always been my home, my Merminia.”
“Putting aside the issue of how compelling her need for money may have been, and how significant her understanding of the consequences, we suggest that her consent is irrelevant. There are, in a civilized society, some things that money cannot buy.41”
“To each his own milieu. Enhance what was already in one's possession.”
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