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Willful Creatures Quotes (showing 1-9 of 9)
“My genes, my love, are rubber bands and rope - make yourself a structure you can live inside.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
“I am the drying meadow; you the unspoken apology; he is the fluctuating distance between mother and son; she is the first gesture that creates a quiet that is full enough to make the baby sleep.

My genes, my love, are rubber bands and rope; make yourself a structure you can live inside.

Amen.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures: Stories
“Pain was no longer a mystery to him, and a man familiar with pain has entered a new kind of freedom.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
“While she cut the mushrooms, she cried more than she had at the grave, the most so far, because she found the saddest thing of all to be the simple truth of her capacity to move on.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
“No one needed to say it, but the room overflowed with that sort of blessing. The combination of loss and abundance. The abundance that has no guilt. The loss that has no fix. The simple tiredness that is not weary. The hope not built on blindness.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
“He said, I always thought the woman I’d marry would hit me easy, in a bolt of lightning, and there is not lightning there is not even thunder there is not even rain.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
“Listen. Look. Desire is a house. Desire needs closed space. Desire runs out of doors or windows, or slats or pinpricks, it can’t fit under the sky, too large. Close the doors. Close the windows. As soon as you laugh from nerves or make a joke or say something just to say something or get all involved with the bushes, then you blow open a window in your house of desire and it can’t heat up as well. Cold draft comes in.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
“Ponytail girl leaned over and she and the tall boy kissed and it was carcinogen gums and magical.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
tags: kiss
“Don’t smile,” he said.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures
tags: smile

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