She's got a certain feisty charm for a racist. Not to mention all those great dead-animal stories.
("She's Come Undone")
More Quotes from Wally Lamb:But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?
The roundness of life's design may be a sign that there is a presence beyond ourselves.
If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.
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.
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.
A purple African violet so lush and fleshy it looked edible... his fingers as cool and smooth as beach stones.
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