The forest eats itself and lives forever.
To think is not always to see.
There is a strange moment in time, after something horrible happens, when you know it’s true, but you haven’t told anyone yet.
Memory runs along deep, fixed channels in the brain, like electricity along its conduits; only a cataclysm can make the electrons rear up in shock and slide over into another channel. The human mind seems doomed to believe, as simply as a rooster believes, that where we are now is the only possibility
Every kid has it tough. Being a little person in a big world with nobody taking you very seriously is tough.
…so he just stood there brewing like a coffeepot. Only with a coffeepot you know exactly what’s going to come out of it.
My prior experience with young men was to hear them swear ‘Christ almighty in the craphouse!’ at any dress with too many buttons.
It’s frightening when things you love appear suddenly changed from what you have always known.
Mother could go for one year without food, but not one day without her lip sticks.
Independence is a complex word in a foreign tongue. To resist occupation, whether you’re a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democrac and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain.