--Wally Lamb, The Hour I First Believed
Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.
You forget some things, dont you?
Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.
--Cormac McCarthy, The Road
My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
--John Steinbeck, East Of Eden
I say, Billy, what’s the use in playing croquet when you’re doomed?
He says, Frankie, what’s the use of not playing croquet when you’re doomed?
--Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes
But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you're alive to see?
--Jack Kerouac, On The Road
The world was hers for the reading.
--Betty Smith, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn