Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
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Life doesn't require ideals. It requires standards of action.
The dead will always be dead, but we have to go on living.
I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it -- to be fed so much love I couldn't take any more. Just once.
Living like an empty shell is not really living, no matter how many years it may go on. The heart and flesh of an empty shell give birth to nothing more than the life of an empty shell.
A secret's a secret because you don't let people in on it.
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