It was how wars really ended, Dieffenbaker supposed -- not at truce tables but in cancer wards and office cafeterias and traffic jams. Wars died one tiny piece at a time, each piece something that fell like a memory, each lost like an echo that fades in winding hills. In the end even war ran up the white flag. Or so he hoped. He hoped that in the end even war surrendered.
("Hearts in Atlantis")
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Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him..
He smiles a lot. But I think there might be worms inside him making him smile.
What Jack didn't understand was that no matter where he went, the same asshole got off the plane.
HEY, BOBBY TERRY, YOU SCROOOOWED IT UP!
That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.
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The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
But we're not supposed to talk anything besides football.