It was a moment he remembered for years after, as though a special small slice had been cut from the cake of time. If nothing fires between two people, such an instant simply falls back into the general wrack of memory.
Some people say I am a terrible person. I’m not, I have the heart of a young boy… in a jar, on my desk.
because the hardest boss a man can ever have is himself.
They no longer saw themselves as doers or avengers or saviors; the day had absorbed them. Helplessly, they were only living.
throat, and pulled the trigger. Then
I called the doctor on the telephone, Said doctor, doctor, please, I got this feeling, rocking and reeling, Tell me, what can it be? Is it some new disease? -The Sylvers
I know your mother lives in your head – almost everyone’s mother does, I guess – but you can’t let her have her way on this one
Say, darling, I’m giving you this wonderful present, it’s a machine that eats at one end and shits out the other, it’s going to run for fifteen years, give or take, merry fucking Christmas.
It was the kiss by which all the others of his life would be judged and found wanting.
And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.