I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.
("She's Come Undone")
More Quotes from Wally Lamb: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.
Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.
That's the problem with survival of the fittest ... the corpse at your fett. That little inconvenience.
She preferred to get high on life.
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.
A purple African violet so lush and fleshy it looked edible... his fingers as cool and smooth as beach stones.
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