We don't suffer from a shortage of metaphors . . . But you have to be careful which metaphor you choose, because it matters.
Getting a lifeâ€™ is something only a complete idiot could believe. Like you can just drive to a store and get a life. See it in its shiny box and look inside the plastic window and catch a glimpse of yourself in a new life and say, â€˜Wow, I look much happier â€” I think this is the life I need to
She raised one leg and gave me all her weight as a I dipped her. She either trusted me or wanted to fall.
It is worth it to leave behing my minor life for grander maybes -Miles "Pudge
I think it's crazy, crazy that book tours lose so much money. They shouldn't. Book tours should be part of what keeps independent bookstores vibrant and profitable.
Shame about how weâ€™re gonna die here, though. I mean, seriously. An Arab and a half-Jew enter a store in Tennessee. Itâ€™s the beginning of a joke, and the punch line is â€œsodomyâ€™â€™.
Dumpers may not always be the heartbreakers, and the Dumpees may not always be the heartbroken. But everyone has a tendency.
I think teenagers bring a lot of intellectual sophistication. They're wrestling with big questions. It's just that, a lot of times they do that separately from adults.
I think one of the most important differences between us is that you are excellent at living in a way that is commensurate with your values, whereas I am not. For instance, I didnâ€™t recycle until I watched An Inconvenient Truth and Iâ€™m still sort of iffy on it. And also, I didnâ€™t vote in 2000,
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... she called it a paper town. Like, you know, everything so fake and flimsy.
All else being equal, past officeholders ought to have an advantage, but all things are rarely equal.
The nature of the love between a parent and child really is literally stronger than death. As long as either person in that relationship is alive, that relationship is still alive.
I'm at the eye doctor. I'm always at the eye doctor. It's like this is my profession. I am no longer a writer, I'm now an optomoligical patient. By the way, this job doesn't pay well.
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?
We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.
I was so frustrated with him. "I just want to be enough for you, but I never can be. This can never be enough for you. But this is all you get. You get me, and your family, and this world. This is your life. I'm sorry if it sucks. But you're not going to be the first man on Mars, and you're not goin
God will punish the wicked. And before He does, we will.
It's like they're saying, 'Some people see it this way, some see it that way, so just teach it all and let the kids figure it out.' It seems like a nice compromise, but it infuriates both the creationists and the scientists,
Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone's about to die.
I have spent my life falling. Not the kind that Tiny's talking about. He's talking about love. I'm talking about life. In my kind of falling, there's no landing. There's only hitting the ground. Hard. Dead, or wanting to be dead. So the whole time you're falling, it's the worst feeling in the world.
It's almost as if the way you imagine my dead self says more about you than it says about either the person I was or the whatever I am now.
It's bad for your brain not to unplug.
It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing.
I love you present tense.
This is the fear that made fish crawl out onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead.
People will say it's sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it's not sad, Van Houten. It's triumphant. It's heroic. Isn't that the real heroism? Like the doctors say: First, do no harm.
Netscape won't do some things that Internet Explorer will do, ... But then, IE 7 is sort of a step back, so you just really need to view a page on more than one browser before you approve it.
Becoming a father made me much more interested in the parent character in my novels. I've never found parents that interesting.
â€¦because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuffâ€¦ Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-canâ€™t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what theyâ€™re saying is â€˜you like stuff.â€™ Which is just not a goo