"You’re in California, Doing the work of lesser men. But what of our daughter? What of the love that we once we shared? It’s living inside us Battered but not beyond repair."
“I prayed for the city to be cleared of people, for the gift of being alone; a-l-o-n-e: which is the one New York prayer that rarely gets lost or delayed in channels, and in no time at all everything I touched turned to solid loneliness.” #
“I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.”
I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
"That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."
"I wait till you fall asleep to tell you everything i need you to know but never want you to hear."
"The next morning comes to me in flashes as the light flooded through the sliding doors. I can see the sea of freckles and bite marks painted all over the top of your shoulders. I remember the two birth marks on your lower back and the scar on your left hand that you’re ashamed of. I remember tracing your ears with my index finger, trying not to get caught on your sea shell earrings as I watched the whales dance on your chest with every breath and the starfish slide with every elbow movement."
"Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled."
"There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.”
"I’m just saying you only get one life. There’s no God, no rules, no judgments, except for those you accept or create for yourself. And once it’s over, it’s over. Dreamless sleep forever and ever. So why not be happy while you’re here. Really. Why not?"