I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been.
When you have finished using a weapon, someone is dead or injured, but the product of the word can be life and hope and survival.
The principles that you suggest as foundational for a system of legislation cannot serve that purpose properly, since they are valid also as precepts for human beings in the state of nature, even the third of your principles, “Be a member of civil society.” One might raise the question how laws should be given in a civil society that is already presupposed…
And I’m so accustomed here to a life entirely on the surface—a life of pure pleasure and indifference—that it shook me to rediscover my love for you in all its intensity; rather as though I’d started thinking, really thinking, about death in the middle of a pleasure outing.
I hustled my ass and got you your bail and dope money and you drop me like Texas politicians do when one does a favor for them. Get your ass in gear.
Georgia Jones suggests making an open-season range of Manhattan Island. From what I hear, Manhattan—like Los Angeles—has already become exactly that.
I hate to say most of these prayers written by saints-in-an-emotional-state. You feel you are wearing somebody else’s finery and I can never describe my heart as “burning” to the Lord (who knows better) without snickering.
…we are full of projects, and opera, a ballet, a cinema, and you will do the novel yet yes we will, you know Thornton I find so many on the quays and I read them all and I begin to really know what a novel is…
As one of the young generation for whom you have spoken I give you greeting—not humbly, because I am obscure and you in the glare, not sadly because you are an old man and I a young man, not presumptuously, nor sentimentally—but joyfully, with hope and with love, I give you greeting.
I kind of had the feeling all along that I should tackle Benny, but I always had the feeling too that he was too big a coconut for this squirrel to handle. He probably is. But I don’t see any other squirrels around.