“We fell into silence, both of us keeping our own secrets of what we’d suffered in the other’s absence. I wondered if we were trying to protect each other or simply didn’t want to admit to our own fears and weaknesses.”
“I am different, not less.”
“There’s a special place in hell for people who mistreat animals.”
“It’s a fact that people are afraid of what they don’t understand. And most are too lazy or ignorant to find out more.”
“America, you are full of nothing but bad ideas. Great intentions but awful ideas.”
“Letting yourself be vulnerable isn’t always a weakness. Sometimes it can be a conscious decision to draw the other person out.”
“Just like that, those butterflies I’d first felt at twelve made a reappearance.”
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“How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing?”
“Do you ever miss him?
Every day. Every minute.
Every minute, she says.
Yes, it’s that way, isn’t it?”
“All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. The imagination is continually at work filling up all the fissures through which grace might pass.”
“I ruin everything. I think that a bullet must have passed through my heart when I was very young, causing me to bleed out slowly, over things and people and every white surface that I’d ever come across.”
Love doesn’t make the world go round
Sex makes it spin for a second or two
If you’re lucky
So do chips, sausage rolls and girls in short skirts
Lays its fingers on your heart
And holds it
When the next girl smiles”
“Because the world isn’t divided into the special and the ordinary. Everyone has the potential to be extraordinary. As long as you have a soul and free will, you can be anything, do anything, choose anything.”
“Even if it meant that she had failed, she was glad. And if what she’d wanted had been impossible from the start, still there was a certain lonely comfort in the fact that she’d known it was impossible and had gone ahead and done it anyway.”