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  • I didn't respond to him. Couldn't speak at all. Couldn't look at his self-mutilation--not even the clean, bandaged version of it. Instead, I looked at my own rough, stained house painter's hand. They seemed more like puppets than hands. I had no feelings in it either.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That's what life's all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • You're just catching me during one of my fallow periods, that's all. One of my compost years. I'm expecting a creative leap pretty soon now.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • I needed her to stop. Needed not to hear the pain in her voice--to see the way she was twisting the pocketbook strap. If she kept talking, she might break down and tell me everything.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • He was right. And he was an insensitive shit.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")


  • I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family's, and my country's past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • He's splitting me open, I thought. He'll break me and then I'll die.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • I walked over and looked closer at the statue of the goddess. She was wearing a headdress with a skull and a cobra and a crescent moon. Maybe this is what peace of mind was all about: having a poisonous snake on your head and smiling anyway.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • If I could just write it down in a piece of paper, then maybe she could get a decent night's sleep, eat a little of her dinner. Maybe she could have a minute's worth of peace.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • If you risked love, it took you wherever you wanted to go. If you repressed it, you ended up unhappy.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Joy said she hadn't really understood the meaning of life until Tyffanie had come along, but now she understood it perfectly. Well, great, I felt like saying. Make sure you share the news with Plato and Kierkegaard and all those other philosophers who'd banged their heads against the wall, trying to figure things out.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Love grows from the rich foam of forgiveness, mongrels make good dogs, and the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • Life's a shit sandwich, my ass. Life's a polka and don't you forget it!
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")


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