We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.
I do love you and what else matters but that
You know how we make a Scotch and water in this home?" "No, sir," Gus said. "We pour Scotch into a glass and then call to mind thoughts of water, and then we mix the actual Scotch with the abstracted idea of water.
We did a few things worth remembering, and I wish for someone to remember them.
Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy . . . well.
When you're walking home at night, do you even get creeped out and even though it's silly and embarrassing you just want to run home?" It seemed too secret and personal to admit to virtual stranger, but I told her, "Yeah, totally." For a moment, she was quiet. Then she grabbed my hand, whispered, "R
Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is used to cut diamonds.
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.
Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.
In general, watching children's television is a dark and surreal descent into madness where the characters on the screen talk directly to you.
. . . Endlessness is a really strange idea in a universe that is defined by its endings.
I was not religious, but I liked rituals. I liked the idea of connecting an action with remembering.
And he was feeling not-unique in the very best possible way.
Are you currently at your house?" he asked. "Um, no," I said. "That was a trick question. I knew the answer, because I am currently at your house.
That's the great thing about being in the third grade. If you've got one polysyllabic adjective, everyone thinks you're a genius.
I hate the idea that, when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It's strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple, for centuries if necessary, with a single level of Angry Birds.
dating you would be like a series of unnecessary root canals interspersed with occasional makeout sessions.
As Alaska zipped through something obvious about linear equations, stoner/baller Hank Walsten said, "Wait, wait. I don't get it." "That's because you have eight functioning brain cells." "Studies show that Marijuana is better for your health than those cigarettes," Hank said. Alaska swallowed a mout
Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: iloveyou
I wrote my first novel and my second novel in Chicago. It was the place where I became a writer. It's my favorite city.
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and theyâ€™ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
Many Americans think these religious ideas should be taught in school because they believe them and they're true. But a lot of Americans say that because they think it's fair.
She was nothing but good and I was nothing but bad, but then she died, and I didn't.
He let his mind wander. It went to a predictable place, and he missed her
There will come a time, when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything.
I expertly angled my raison bran to accomodate the g-forces.
Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them.
Also, it was a bit hopeless," he said. "A bit defeatist." "If by defeatist you mean honest, then I agree." "I don't think defeatism is honest, " Dad answered. "I refuse to accept that.
She had the kind of eyes that predisposed you to supporting her every endeavor.
The risen sun too bright in her losing eyes.