Well, get used to it, the whole world is nuts.
("She's Come Undone")
More Quotes from Wally Lamb: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.
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.
When I was a kid... I needed to belong.
That's the trouble with survival of the fittest, isn't it, Dominick? The corpse at your feet. That little inconvenience.
He was right. And he was an insensitive shit.
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.
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