You’re very naive and innocent, and don’t understand a lot of things yet.
you are the only woman I have ever met who I would want to be in a little house with, do you see? Other women make me want to get on boats and run away. You, you make me want to stay somewhere, so that I can see your face everyday. So that I can hold you everyday and watch you grow older. You make me want to be an adult man. You make me want to settle down.
A person can’t possibly live without the one person that gave them life.
I sat up in the strange bed fearing it had been a dream, afraid I would never see her again. Not because I wanted anything from her, only her presence. The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death.
Whether idyllic or defective, relationships are the fabric of life.
The family watched It’s a Wonderful Life, which is a very beautiful movie and all I could think was why didn’t they make a movie about uncle Billy?…Because he was a drunk and fat and lost all that money in the first place. I wanted an angel to come down and show us how uncle Billy’s life had meaning
Miles was still mourning the loss of his Romantic Plan. ‘There was going to be champagne, and oysters, and you’ — he held out both hands as though shifting a piece of furniture — ‘were going to be sitting there, and I was going to get down on one knee, and…and…
All the broken hearts in the world still beat
When you give the love, you gain the heart.
Do you see
that you can’t hear snowfall?
Do you sense
that you can’t see love?
Do you grasp
that you can’t catch poems?
Smell this glass.
Go on taste this cloud.
These material senses won’t get you far until
the velvet glove caress your soul.