She was satisfied with the answer God had given Moses from the burning bush when Moses had seen fit to question. Who are you? Mose asks, and God comes back from that bush just as pert as you like: I Am, Who I AM. In other words, Mose, stop beatin around this here bush and get your old ass in gear.
Adulthood is accretive by nature, a thing which arrives in ragged stages and uneven overlaps.
Rivers of wrinkles flowing down from the corners of this eyes and mouth.
That above all else. They did not look out their windows. No matter what noises or dreadful possibilities, no matter how awful the unknown, there was an even worse thing: to look the Gorgon in the face.
I believe that the combination of pencil and memory creates a kind of practical magic, and magic is dangerous.
The wind moaned, a witch with cancer in her belly.
Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing, God knows, but a little applied over all your scruples is an absolute necessity! It is to the soul what a good sun-block is to the skin during the heat of summer.
Women's lib, Frannie had decided, was nothing more nor less than an outgrowth of the technological society. Women were at the mercy of their bodies. They were smaller. They tended to be weaker. A man couldn't get with child, but a woman could---every four-year-old knows it. And a pregnant woman is a vulnerable human being. Civilization had provided an umbrella of sanity that both sexes could stand beneath.
What if there were no grownups? Suppose the whole idea of grownups was an illusion? What if their money was really just playground marbles, their business deals no more than baseball-card trades, their wars only games of guns in the park? What if they were all still snotty-nosed kids inside their suits and dresses? Christ, that couldn't be, could it? It was too horrible to think about.
I am in trouble here. This woman is not right.
And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.
Allie sighed. It was an old, yellow sound, like turning pages.
Get busy living or get busy dying.....there ain't nothing inbetween
If we don't have each other, we go crazy with loneliness. When we do, we go crazy with togetherness.
It's alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god Why me' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off
You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens.
I don't do this type of appearance very often. But this was something different.
Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.
American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar (a British advertising man with a proper education can make magazine copy for ribbed condoms sound like the Magna goddam Carta), but it has its own scruffy charm.
The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The rope by which the great blocks of taxes are attached to any citizenry is simple loyalty.
Battles that last five minutes spawn legends that live a thousand years.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And a good thing never really dies.
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
One of the problems here both for France and for Germany, is that they are both quite dependant on exports as a source of growth.
No good friends, no bad friends only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart
The CD, on which Arroyo covers 12 rock tunes including Pearl Jam's Black and Stone Temple Pilots' Plush with guest guitarist Red Sox G.M. Theo Epstein and guest vocalist ... respect for the audience's ears.
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