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Why can't you fly now, mother?"
"Because I am grown up, dearest. When people grow up they forget the way."
"Why do they forget the way?"
"Because they are no longer gay and innocent and heartless. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly.


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Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung an...
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His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s head explode. I never thought I would. Maybe in the ...
J.M. SULLIVAN
Leah looked at her parents, lost in their own fantasies, and decided that the three of them were a p...
J.M. REEP
Hell was grey. Dim and lifeless... I felt numb and in pain at the same time and that was not suppose...
J.M. REDMANN
America's over. Get out while you still can.
J.M. PORUP
I've heard some stupid questions in my life. Usually they come in clusters: Why do you have that ...
J.M. DARHOWER
The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over eighty years, but see...
J.M. SYNGE
He would not mind hearing Petrus’s story one day. But preferably not reduced to English. More and ...
J.M. COETZEE
No papers, no money; no family, no friends, no sense of who you are. The obscurest of the obscure, s...
J.M. COETZEE
We Are All One. When we allow ourselves to become aware of this statement in its purest form, we ope...
J.M. HARRISON
The Heart of what you are is not your body or your thoughts but pure Consciousness itself.
J.M. HARRISON
I bundled in my own blanket and reflected on the strange and somewhat unexpected friendship that was...
J.M. RICHARDS
Well, if you can accept that I’m a great big geeky fangirl, then I guess I can accept that you’r...
J.M. RICHARDS
I Can Be Alone and it's Okay.
J.M. RICHARDS
The sun is setting, the sky is a tumult of oranges, reds and violets.
J.M. COETZEE
Wie es im Zeitalter der Könige naiv gewesen wäre zu glauben, dass der erstgeborene Königssohn der...
J.M. COETZEE
I am not the we of anyone
J.M. COETZEE
When you're mortal, life is nothing more than a drawn-out game of Russian Roulette. Every moment is ...
J.M. DARHOWER
Do not think to swim below. The ocean is already pushing into ears, sinuses, temples, the softness o...
J.M. LEDGARD
The reason is that as far as I am concerned, what happened to me is a purely private matter. In anot...
J.M. COETZEE
No Soul is identical – yet all Souls are unified.
J.M. HARRISON
Das Bild vom Wirtschaftsgeschehen als einem Wettlauf oder Wettkampf ist in seinen Details etwas vers...
J.M. COETZEE
I don't know what you do about sex and I don't want to know, but this is not the way to go about it....
J.M. COETZEE
Who are you anyway? What are you even doing here?”
“Haven,” she said quietly, peeking at ...
J.M. DARHOWER
A girl would be lucky to have you, but not like this, Carmine. Not the way you treat people now. You...
J.M. DARHOWER
Trivial facts are often the best hints to what is going on.
J.M. ROBERTS
You always question what's new. It's human nature. While everything else, you know, no matter how st...
J.M. DARHOWER
As a man has no right to kill one of his children if it is diseased or insane, so a man who has made...
J.M. SYNGE
That was our first time together. Interesting, an interesting experience, but not earth-shaking. But...
J.M. COETZEE
(Dominic after winning King & Queen contest at Prom along with Tess)
“You like me, you r...
J.M. DARHOWER
I had always thought that I was fine with being alone. Halfway through high school, I moved from Bra...
J.M. RICHARDS
When the moment shifts, and you realize you don't actually want to be alone, that underneath the bra...
J.M. RICHARDS
I know he’s a realist, he’s okay with being alone, and he helps people when he thinks no one is ...
J.M. RICHARDS
Being in love with your best friend is problematic.
J.M. RICHARDS
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned.
J.M. SYNGE
Lewis exasperated her, always talking about life before the Plague and how it would be if everything...
J.M. SULLIVAN
It’s so peaceful. I could go to sleep in here.” His eyes flickered to me once more, and for a di...
J.M. RICHARDS
You fix what's broken, not what's lost. He's gone. You can't fix that. You can't bring him back. But...
J.M. DARHOWER
I did it again. Lying guilty in a hotel room for a woman I will fail for.
J.M. AUGUST
Go for it, while you can. I know you have it in you. And I can't promise you'll get everything you w...
J.M. DARHOWER
We walked to dinner, ate together, and talked nearly the whole time. I was amazed that I had as much...
J.M. RICHARDS
The problem in this world is that we have poetry but insist on living in prose.
J.M. CAMPOS
From one seed a whole handful: that was what it meant to say the bounty of the earth.
J.M. COETZEE
Poetry speaks to you either at first sight or not at all. A flash of revelation and a flash of respo...
J.M. COETZEE
Adam delayed only a second longer before traversing into the uncertain future, crossing the hidden d...
J.M. NORTHUP
Die Herren der Information haben die Poesie aus dem Auge verloren, wo Worte eine Bedeutung haben kö...
J.M. COETZEE
Stacey muttered, "But I hate this school, and this city, and the sooner I leave, the better. I want ...
J.M. REEP
Stars are everything and nothing that we think they are.
They are their own world, but through ...
J.M. EVANS
You can play it safe, and I wouldn't blame you for it. You can continue as you've been doing, and yo...
J.M. DARHOWER
In a sudden and soundless eruption, as if he has fallen into a waking dream, a stream of images pour...
J.M. COETZEE
His own opinion, which he does not air, is that the origin of speech lie in song, and the origins of...
J.M. COETZEE
In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest - usually a writer or artist ...
J.M. SYNGE
His mind has become a refuge for old thoughts, idle, indigent, with nowhere else to go. He ought to ...
J.M. COETZEE
Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherw...
J.M. COETZEE
Nella vita: chi non risica, non rosica," he said finally, his voice quiet. "In life: nothing venture...
J.M. DARHOWER
Calf-deep in the soothing water I indulge myself in the wishful vision. I am not unaware of what suc...
J.M. COETZEE
As much as I cared about him, I wasn’t a slave to fate. I could choose to ignore my feelings, stro...
J.M. RICHARDS
You have enemies the moment you have success. Our job is finding a way to do business with them. Eve...
J.M. LAWLER
Alan shrugged. “I love the CBC, really, but being voted its president—” “Co-president,” Sp...
J.M. RICHARDS
The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.
J.M. COETZEE
I truly believe I am not afraid of death. What I shrink from, I believe, is the shame of dying as st...
J.M. COETZEE
Den Staat kümmert nicht, ob der Bürger lebt oder stirbt. Wichtig für den Staat und sein Archiv is...
J.M. COETZEE
He turned to leave when arms suddenly wrapped around him from behind, stalling him. Sighing, he clos...
J.M. DARHOWER
I don’t want to go home yet.” He twisted at the waist and patted the seat behind him. “Take a ...
J.M. STEWART
I suddenly felt the way Cinderella might have felt if she hadn’t had that convenient midnight curf...
J.M. RICHARDS
That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
JAMES BARRIE