Friday, November 21, 2008


These are my favorite storypeople quotes. They are as follows:

  • I don't have many vices beyond caring what other people think, she said, but that's a big one.
  • I don't think of it as working for world peace, he said. I think of it as just trying to get along in a really big strange family.
  • Can I count on you to be there, no matter what? she said & I said no & she said what kind of friend are you? & I said the kind who won't lie to you any time you want.
  • I like people until they give me reason not to, she said.Some days they just drop like flies, though, she added.
  • Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.
  • How'd it go at soccer? I said & he said we worked on fundamentals & I said like why you were even chasing around after a ball in the first place? & from the way he looked at me I figured out that was probably too fundamental.
  • The first time I played golf, I had the most fun throwing bread to the goldfish in the pro shop. It made as much sense as anything else.
  • I was never good at hide & seek because I'd always make enough noise so my friends would be sure to find me. I don't have anyone to play those games with any more, but now & then I make enough noise just in case someone is still looking & hasn't found me yet.
  • I didn't listen to her because she was my mother & wouldn't know anything until I was much older.
  • You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we'd know each other a long time.
  • I asked her what she planned to do with her life & she said she was way beyond that point already. I'm just happy I remember to be there when it happens, she said.
  • I've had some of my best conversations with strangers, she said, because they have no idea who they're dealing with.
  • It's hardest to love the ordinary things, she said, but you get lots of opportunities to practice.
  • I finally got to exactly where I wanted to be, she said, so why won't all these growth experiences go away & leave me alone?
  • I only do this until I get dizzy & then I lay down on my back & watch the clouds, she said. It sounds simple but you won't believe how many people forget the second part.

1 comment:

Laura said...