There were a few other moves of his father's he could do without as well - the sucker punches, the ruffling of the hair, the way of pronouncing the word son, in a slightly deeper voice. This hearty way of talking was getting worse, as if his father were auditioning for the role of Dad, but without much hope.
("Oryx and Crake")
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence. Time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived, and it's noon with its merciless light, and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.
Nature is to zoos as God is to churches.
The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.
You can wet the rim of a glass and run your finger around the rim and it will make a sound. This is what I feel like: this sound of glass. I feel like the word shatter. I want to be with someone.
But people will do anything rather than admit that their lives have no meaning. No use, that is. No plot.
People dressed in a certain kind of clothing are never wrong. Also they never fart.
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