I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world.
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
...one of the first achievements of the legislature was to institute a ten-thousand-dollar agricultural fair to show off forty dollars' worth of pumpkins in - however, the Territorial legislature was usually spoken of as the "asylum".
That was what I wanted, but I don't need it to be gone. I can love you and I can love life and bear the pain all at the same time. I think the pain might even make the rest better, the way a good setting can make a diamond look better.
The death of the music business was insane, but audio recordings have been around now for maybe 120 years. Books have been around for, what, nine centuries? So they're more entrenched than music.
I think most of us are fascinated by the macabre and by the weird and even the nastiness that comes along.
Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists.
The idea that America exists in a culture of violence is bullshit. What America exists in is a culture of Kardashian.
The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. ~The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?
A person can't change all at once.
It hurt, of course, but more often than not the best things do, I've found.
I didn't want to even stand next to any high rise building as long as I lived... I didn't even want to go over a bridge.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
On the subject of love at first sight, Iâ€™m with the Beatles: I believe that it happens all the time.
She couldn't be on his wavelength all the time. That's all. When you could recognize that and deal with it, you were on your way to an adult relationship.
People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.
The idea that creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time.
Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.
Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark
I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.
Swear to me swear to me that if it isn't dead you'll all come back.
The one thing about kids is that you never really know exactly what they're thinking or how they're seeing. After writing about kids, which is a little bit like putting the experience under a magnifying glass, you realize you have no idea how you thought as a kid. I've come to the conclusion that mo