"I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart. That's how I think it is with us.... In the end, we can't stay together forever."
"To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing".
"Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will… but then again, if you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all. Imagining isn’t perfect. You can’t get all the way inside someone else… But imagining being someone else, or the world being something else, is the only way in. It is the machine that kills the fascists”
"One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
"It's a metaphor you see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth but you don't give it the power to do the killing" Augustus Waters
“Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie."
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