We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. Whe
It's not at all untypical for multiple groups to form among Christian conservatives or other groups as well. There may be slightly different goals.
...a taste so profound and complex that it can't even be compared to other tastes, only to emotions. Cheesy waffles, I was thinking, tastes like love without the fear of love's dissolution...
Once you think a thought, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.
He just waited until I stopped talking and said, 'Jesus, kid, you're almost a detective. All you need now is a gun, a gut, and three ex-wives. So what's your theory?
It's embarrassing that we all just walk through life blindly accepting that scrambled eggs are fundamentally associated with mornings.
But it was only hot outside, and generally I only walked outside between one air-conditioned place to another.
And the moral of the story is that you don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened. And the second moral of the story, if a story can have multiple morals, is that Dumpers are not inherently worse than Dumpees - breaking up isn't something that gets done to you; it's someth
The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory. The living, thank heaven, retain the ability to surprise and to disappoint. - Van Houten
You had been a paper boy to me all these years - two dimensions as a character on the page and two different, but still flat, dimensions as a person. But that night you turned out to be real.
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.
He let his mind wander. It went to a predictable place, and he missed her
Is it still cool to go to the mall?' she asked. 'I take quite a lot of pride in not knowing what's cool,' I answered.
I dislike the phrase â€˜Internet friends,â€™ because it implies that people you know online arenâ€™t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its signif
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
If you don't have a lot of users, Access is probably okay.
I did some research on this a couple years ago," Augustus continued. "I was wondering if everybody could be remembered. Like, if we got organized, and assigned a certain number of corpses to each living person, would there be enough living people to remember all the dead people?" "And are there?" "S
We were very different, and we disagreed about a lot of things, but he was always so interesting, you know?
You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.
Initially, this helps Bush because it has him taking charge, showing leadership, marshaling the power of his office.
I wouldn't have cared if my girlfriend was a Jaguar-driving Cyclops with a beard - I'd have been grateful just to have someone to make out with.
This star won't go out. And it won't. we won't let it.
So howâ€™s it going?â€ â€œOkay. Glad to be home, I guess. Gus told me you were in the ICU?â€ â€œYeah,â€ I said. â€œSucks,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m a lot better now,â€ I said. â€œIâ€™m going to Amsterdam tomorrow with Gus.â€ â€œI know. Iâ€™m pretty well up-to-date on your life, because Gus never. Talks. A
Jesus, I'm not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they're going to do. I'm just going to do it.
History reminds us that revolutions are not events, so much that theyâ€™re processes â€“ that for tens of thousands of years, people have been making decisions that irrevocably shaped the world that we live in today; just as today, we are making subtle, irrevocable decisions that people of the futur
That's who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.
If he is anything other than a total gentleman, Iâ€™m going to gouge his eyes out.â€ â€œSo youâ€™re into it.â€ â€œWithholding judgment! When can I see you?â€ â€œCertainly not until you finish An Imperial Affliction.â€ I enjoyed being coy. â€œThen Iâ€™d better hang up and start reading.â€ â€œYouâ€™d
Colder by the hour, more dead with every breath.
What matters to you defines your mattering.
And on the last day, the bad days become so difficult to recall, because one way or another, she had made a life here, just as I had. The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things Iâ€™d done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me.