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  • That's the problem with survival of the fittest ... the corpse at your fett. That little inconvenience.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • Rosalie sat sideways in her chair, shaking from the laughter she was swallowing. I imagined myself drawing a gun from desk, taking aim, and killing her without so much as a quiver.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • That's the trouble with survival of the fittest, isn't it, Dominick? The corpse at your feet. That little inconvenience.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • She preferred to get high on life.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • With destruction comes renovation.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")


  • She's got a certain feisty charm for a racist. Not to mention all those great dead-animal stories.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • A purple African violet so lush and fleshy it looked edible... his fingers as cool and smooth as beach stones.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • That time we separated was my idea. I thought, well, I'm fifty years old and there might be someone else out there. People waste their happiness - that's what makes me sad. Everyone's so scared to be happy.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn't protect you from the truth.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much Is True")

  • But I think this: that whatever prices I've paid, whatever sorrows I shoulder, well, I have blessings, too. Not just my family now, but the others-the ones who have died...They're with me still. They're here...
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Visualize your solutions. Picture an answer to the problem. Then make the picture real.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, 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. This much, at least, I've figured out. I know this much is true.
    (Wally Lamb, "I Know This Much is True")

  • Eventually, I reached the other side of the chasm and understood the differences between the two men. I no longer hated Daddy: he had been a shitty father and a shitty husband - a man who's made two bad choices based on lust and coveting and then been too weak either to live with them or undo them. But he had not been a rapist.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")


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