“Stars on our door, stars in our eyes, stars exploding in the bits of our brains where the common sense should have been”
“There was a house we all had in common and it was called the past, even though we'd lived in different rooms.”
“Hope for the best, expect the worst.”
“Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.”
“Our fingernails match our toenails, match our lipstick match our rouge...The habit of applying warpaint outlasts the battle.”
“He was a lovely man in many ways. But he kept on insisting on forgiving me when there was nothing to forgive.”
“A mother is always a mother, since a mother is a biological fact, whilst a father is a movable feast.”
“Wars are facts we cannot fuck away, Perry; nor laugh away, either.”
“The lovely Hazard girls', they used to call them. Huh. Lovely is as lovely does; if they looked like what they behave like, they'd frighten little children.”
“...as if Hollywood were the name of the enchanted forest where you loose yourself and find yourself, again; the wood that changes you; the wood where you go mad; the wood where the shadows life longer than you do.”
“...a great future behind him, already”
“It doesn't matter if what happens next spoils everything; the anticipation itself is always pure.”
“Sorridi in pubblico, piangi in pubblico, vivi in pubblico, crepa in pubblico. C'era, sui loro visi, un'emozione schietta, atipica per gli attori. Stasera erano al telegiornale. E' la cosa peggiore veder soffrire i propri figli.”
“La commedia è una tragedia che capita agli altri.”
“[...] certo, una madre è sempre una madre, perché è un fatto biologico, mentre un padre è una festa mobile.”
“mad maddie: zoe, angela is her own worst enemy, you know. zoegirl: i love her so much, but i do kind of understand what you’re saying. but i don’t know how to tell her that to her face. i don’t even know if i want to say it to her face. mad maddie: i do. i just wanna shake her shoulders and say, “GET A CLUE! HE IS A LOSER!!!” zoegirl: i know. it’s so sad. mad maddie: yeah, but it’s also just ANNOYING.”
“War is our only recourse. There is no other remedy.”
“Jesus loves hidden souls. A hidden flower is the most fragrant. I must strive to make the interior of my soul a resting place for the Heart of Jesus.”
“A cross-sell is introducing to the client an additional product or service that will add or increase the result of their transaction with you or your company. Your”
“Do you know what it is to play a part? To split your personality deliberately for twenty-four hours a day? Even when with friends? Even when alone, so that you will never forget inadvertently? To be a dilettante? To be eternally amused? To be of no account? To be so effete and faintly ridiculous that you have convinced all who know you of your own worthlessness? All so that your life may be safe even though it means it has become barely worth living. But even so, once in a while I can fight them.”
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