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.
("She's Come Undone")
More Quotes from Wally Lamb:Well, get used to it, the whole world is nuts.
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.
That's the trouble with survival of the fittest, isn't it, Dominick? The corpse at your feet. That little inconvenience.
All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn't protect you from the truth.
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.
This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.
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