“The problem with books is that they end.”
“If we were teenagers, I could kiss you. But I’m on a platform behind a counter wearing a name tag and we’re too old to be young.”
“The only thing crueler than a cage so
small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so
large that a bird thinks it can fly.”
“The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.”
“Work in a bookstore and learn that most people in this world feel guilty about being who they are.”
“I don't say anything. I know the power of silence. I remember my dad saying nothing and I remember his silences more vividly than I remember the things he said.”
“You blush. You are Charlotte’s Web and I could love you.”
“I own every book Stephen King has ever written."
"That's great. That's something to be proud of."
But did you read them, fuckface?”
“Happiness is believing that you're gonna be happy. It's hope.”
“If people could handle their self-loathing, customer service would be smoother.”
“You are a woman and I am a man and we belong in the dark together.”
“Talking to you is like traveling through time.”
“And then it happens, the most dreaded response in the world, more terse than any word, more withholding than a "no," and strictly verboten for someone as in love with language and me as you claim to be.
“My middle school health teacher told us that you can hold eye contact for ten seconds before scaring or seducing someone.”
“Well, sometimes you just want to go where it’s dark, you know?”
“If you don’t start with crazy, crazy love, the kind of love that Van Morrison sings about, then you don’t have a shot to go the distance. Love’s a marathon, Danny, not a sprint.”
“But the most important thing I know is that I want the possibility of you more than the reality of [her].”
“I love Stephen King as much as any red rum drinking American, but I resent the fact that I, the bookseller, am his bitch.”
“Your lips were made for mine, Beck. You are the reason I have a mouth, a heart.”
“Eye contact is what keeps us civilized.”
“And I will never again underestimate the power of anticipation. There is no better boost in the present than an invitation into the future.”
“Some people, it’s like they care more about their status updates than their actual lives.”
“A poet is different. A poet transforms the world with Such small hands.”
“Louisa May Alcott is right. An extraordinary girl can’t have an ordinary life. Don’t judge yourself. Love yourself.”
“When I'm nervous, I get nasty. It's a problem.”
“Some people on this earth receive love, get married, and honeymoon in Cabo. Others do not. Some people read alone on the sofa and some people read together, in bed. That’s life.”
“The only thing crueler than a cage so small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so large that a bird thinks it can fly. Only a monster would lock a bird in here and call himself an animal lover.”
“That’s because every day is the only day,”
“Don’t make a baby if you’re not capable of unconditional love.”
“That's the problem with this never-ending centipede of lemmings, Beck. You know they're all pussies, each and every one of 'em. They buy these books to get scared because their lives are too easy. How pathetic is that?”
“He's got a pointy bald head, and too much flesh hanging around his neck. The resulting combination gives him an unlikely yet striking resemblance to an uncircumcised penis. I secretly call him Rumpelforeskin.”
“Ali gotovo uvijek idemo najkraćim putem, ravno, pa zaboravljamo da čovjek može napredovati čak i kad ide u krug.”
“You: Why did you pick my first name? Your dad: I don’t remember. You: I see. Can you give me an example of something else you can’t remember? Your dad: Uh . . . what? You: Did you like the sound of my name? Your dad: Yes. Your name rhymes with platypus, and that has always been one of our favorite animals.”
“Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks”
“I'm a Cynster--I've been raised to acquire, defend, and protect. My family is the core of my existence--without a family, without children, I'd have nothing to protect, no reason to acquire.”
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