We had been together as animals were, desperate and driven by a fierce need
there was a distance between us. Just because something is unspoken doesn’t mean that it disappears.
I understood that fate could not be eluded forever; it came on leathery wings, swooping through the darkness like the bats in the orchards.
He said God could distinguish a sinner from a sin.
People will disappoint you with their cruelty every time
There he is, in the fading light, certain of what he wants, certain of her. If Gillian were speaking to her sister, or more correctly, if Sally were speaking to her, Gillian would draw her over to the window to get a look. Isn’t he beautiful? That’s what she would have said if she and Sally had been talking. I wish I deserved him, she would have whispered into her sister’s ear.
Mrs. Jones leaned in close. She smelled of wool and peppermint. “There’s a man somewhere who wanted you to believe in something…
When you help others, your own troubles aren’t as heavy. In fact, you can fold them like a handkerchief and place them in your pocket. They’re still there, but they’re not the only thing you carry.
You should never trust a liar so you should never trust a man of honor. Those two are the worst of mankind.
Lydia went over and handed him a paper napkin. Conner stared at the napkin as if it were something delivered directly from the moon.