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“When the going gets tough...the tough gets drugs.”Dr. Joanne Hunter.
“She was wearing an aggressive three piece outfit that was probably very expensive but had the kind of patern you would get if you cut up the flags of several obscure countries and then gave them to a blind pigeon to stick back together again”
“ ‘Knowing that when light is gone, Love remains for shining,’ ” Dr. Hunter said. “Isn’t that lovely? Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote it for her dog.”Highlighted by 44 Kindle customers
Ruskin says that every increased possession loads us with weariness, and he’s right.”Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
Love. Love wasn’t sweet and light, it was visceral and overpowering. Love wasn’t patient, love wasn’t kind. Love was ferocious, love knew how to play dirty.Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
“Women cook food because people need to eat,” Dr. Hunter said. “Men cook to show off.”Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
“Life’s random,” he said. “The best you can do is pick up the pieces.”Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
“Fine,” she said, using the universal Scottish word for every state of being from “I’m dying in anguish” to “I’m experiencing euphoric joy.” “Fine,” she said, “I’m fine.”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
She should have told the truth. She should have told the truth about everything. She should have said, “I have no idea how to love another human being unless it’s by tearing them to pieces and eating them.”Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes,” Dr. Hunter said. “Totally.”Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
“Atavistic instinct, I expect,” Dr. Hunter said. “From the days when I would have been swinging through trees and he would have been clutching on to my fur for dear life.”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
uxorious of men.” “No, it wasn’t,” Julia said, “you were desperate to marry me, and thinkHighlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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