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Love Story by Erich Segal
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Erich Segal
“What the hell makes you so smart?" I asked. "I wouldn't go for coffee with you, " she answered. "Listen -- I wouldn't ask you." "That, "she replied "is what makes you stupid.”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“Love means never having to say you're sorry.”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“But what does he do to qualify as a sonovabitch?” Jenny asked.
“Make me”, I replied.
“Beg pardon?”
“Make me”, I repeated.
Her eyes widened like saucers. “You mean like incest?” she asked.
“Don’t give me your family problems, Jen. I have enough of my own.”
“Like what, Oliver?” she asked, “like just what is it he makes you do?”
“The ‘right things’”, I said.
“What’s wrong with the ‘right things’?” she asked, delighting in the apparent paradox.”
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Erich Segal
“And then I did what I had never done in his presence, much less in his arms. I cried.”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“He had then warned his daughter not to violate the Eleventh Commandment.
"Which one is that?" I asked her.
"Do not bullshit thy father," she said.”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“What term do you employ when you speak of your progenitor?"
I answered with the term I'd always wanted to employ.
"Sonovabitch."
"To his face?" she asked.
"I never see his face."
"He wears a mask?"
"In a way, yes. Of stone. Of absolute stone.”
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Erich Segal
“I think the Peace Corps is a fine thing, don't you?" he said.
"Well," I replied, "it's certainly better than War Corps.”
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Erich Segal
“I was afraid of being rejected, yes. I was also afraid of being accepted for the wrong reasons.”
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Erich Segal
“The pain of not knowing what to do was exceeded only by that of knowing what I had done.”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“Please, if one of us cries, let both of us cry. But preferably neither of us.”
Erich Segal, Love Story
tags: cry

Erich Segal
“Her handwriting was curious — small sharp little letters with no capitals (who did she think she was, e. e. cummings?).”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“Now would you do me a favor?' From somewhere inside me came this devastating assault to make me cry. But I withstood. I would not cry. I would merely indicate to Jennifer - by the affirmative nodding of my head - that I would be happy to do her any favor whatsoever.
'Would you please hold me very tight?' she asked.
I put my hand on her forearm - Christ, so thin - and gave it a little squeeze.
'No, Oliver,' she said, 'really hold me. Next to me.'I was very, very careful - of the tubes and things - as I got onto the bed with her and put my arms around her.
'Thanks, Ollie.'
Those were her last words.”
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Erich Segal
“What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died?”
Erich Segal, Love Story

Erich Segal
“Either way I don't come first, which for some stupid reason bothers hell out of me, having grown up with the notion that I always had to be number one. Family heritage, don't you know?”
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tags: humor


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