She did not know if her gift came from the lord of light or of darkness, and now, finally finding that she didn't care which, she wad overcome with almost indescribable relief, as if a huge weight, long carried, had slipped from her shoulders.
And this wasn't lying, not really. It was leaving out.
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..
Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be.
DonÆt go beyond, no matter how much you feel you need to, Doctor. The barrier was not made to be broken. Remember this: there is more power here than you know. It is old and always restless. Remember.
The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.
I've met talespinners before, Jake, and they're all cut more or less from the same cloth. They tell tales because they're afraid of life.
I think that's what people most always do with the stuff they can't make out - just forget it.
First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.-Roland Deschain, of Gilead
The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.
Nobody likes to see a stupid guy wise up.
You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar.
Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.
Anything with the power to make you laugh over thirty years later isn't a waste of time. I think something like that is very close to immortality.
Come on back and we'll see if you remember the simplest thing of all - how it is to be children, secure in belief and thus afraid of the dark.
So exquisitely slopped that he didn't know if he was on land or at sea.
It's like many other things in life, Ellie. You keep on the path and all's well. You get off it and the next thing you know you're lost if you're not lucky.
The sandwich he made was bologna and cheese, his favorite. All the sandwiches he made were his favorites; that was one of the advantages of being single.
May you find your Tower, Roland, and breach it, and may you climb to the top!
I'm rightly tired of the pain I hear and feel, boss. I'm tired of bein on the road, lonely as a robin in the rain. Not never havin no buddy to go on with or tell me where we's comin from or goin to or why. I'm tired of people bein ugly to each other. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. I'm tired of all the times I've wanted to help and couldn't. I'm tired of bein in the dark. Mostly it's the pain. There's too much. If I could end it, I would. But I can't.
Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard.
Their faces were zealously blank, their eyes filled with bland fire.
Are you sure self-pity is a luxury you can afford, Jack?
For God's sake, Larry, grow up. Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing, God knows, but a little spread over all your scruples is an absolute necessity!
People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.
Your first impulse is to share good news, your second is to club someone with it.
Sorry is the KoolAid of human emotions.
Friends don't spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.
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