They had become a fixed star in the shifting firmament of the high school's relationships, the acknowledged Romeo and Juliet. And she knew with sudden hatefulness that there was one couple like them in every white suburban high school in America.
For a moment he felt a wild hope: perhaps this really was a nightmare. Perhaps he would awake in his own bed, bathed in sweat, shaking, maybe even crying . . . but alive. Safe. Then he pushed the thought away. Its charm was deadly, its comfort fatal.
The soil of a manÆs heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it.
The road and the tale have both been long, would you not say so? The trip has been long and the cost has been high... but no great thing was ever attained easily. A long tale, like a tall Tower, must be built a stone at a time.
I don't like people. They fuck me up.
Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.
Silent white light filled the world. And the righteous and unrighteous alike were consumed in that holy fire.
And this wasn't lying, not really. It was leaving out.
Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be.
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 think that's what people most always do with the stuff they can't make out - just forget it.
The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go
Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.
You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar.
What you don't know, you can't tell. Or made to tell.
There are lots of guys out there who write a better prose line than I do and who have a better understanding of what people are really like and what humanity is supposed to mean - hell, I know that.
Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn't be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn't like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet...
Any thoughts of guilt, any feelings of regret, had faded. The desert had baked them out.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
It's hard enough for a person to keep their own socks pulled up, let alone someone else's.
Men! She could not understand why so many women feared them. Hadn't the gods made them with the most vurnerable part of their guts hanging right out of their bodies, like a misplaced bit of bowel? Kick them there and they curled up like snails. Caress them there and their brains melted.
Whenever anything happens in America, they have to gold-plate it, like baby shoes. That way you can forget it.
He reached out with one bird-claw hand. He closed it around my wrist and I could feel the hot cancer that was loose and raving through his body, eating anything and everything left that was still good to eat.
We either learn to accept or we end up writing letters home with crayons.
They said it was going fine and gave him those dazed, fuck-struck smiles of which only newlyweds are capable.
It had been no struggle to turn his face to the south and leave it behind - but it had hurt his heart.
What Jack didn't understand was that no matter where he went, the same asshole got off the plane.
Superstition, like true love, needs time to grow and reflect upon itself.
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.
So exquisitely slopped that he didn't know if he was on land or at sea.
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