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“I felt I couldn't lose anything else, but just then I realized I already had: I'd lost the hope that I would ever be loved in just that way again.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“We are all children until our fathers die.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“The only relationships I haven't wrecked right away were the ones that wrecked me later.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“Sometimes you’re loved because of your weaknesses. What you can’t do is sometimes more compelling than what you can.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“You will say good-bye for all the right reasons. You're tired of living in wait for his apocalypse. You have your own fight on your hands, and though it's no bigger or more noble than his, it will require all of your energy.

It's you who has to hold on to earth. You have to tighten your grip -- which means letting go of him.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“You can feel that he wants to own you - not like an object but like a good dream he wants to keep having. He lets you know that you already own him.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“You sense that he's dangerous but don't now why - and wonder if it's because he makes you feel safer than you've ever felt. ”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“Nice,' I say, realizing only afterward that I've mimicked her, a bad habit of mine; I'm like one of those animals that imitates its predators to survive.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“He tried to smile, but it was just a shape his mouth made.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“I hate weddings,' she says. 'They make me feel so unmarried. Actually, even brushing my teeth makes me feel unmarried.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“My theory was that if you had breasts, boys wanted to have sex with you, which wasn't exactly a big compliment, since they wanted to have sex any way. Whereas if you had a beautiful face, like Julia, boys fell in love with you, which seemed to happen against their will. Then the sex that you had would be about love.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“I guess love is the real suspension of disbelief.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“In the cab to the station, he told me that when he was growing up he'd see a look of pleasure cross his mother's face and ask what she was thinking: she'd say, I was just thinking of your father. "That's how I want us to be," Archie said.
I smiled.
"What?"
I said, "I was just thinking of your father.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“He said, "People wait their whole lives for the kind of happiness we have.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“It scares me how fast I go from disliking to loving him, and I wonder if it’s this way for everyone.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“Finally, I asked how you got a boy to like you back. She said, 'Just be yourself,' as though I had any idea who that might be.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“I said, "It's not like that." I wanted to convince her. I said "We think alike."

Oh, my dear," she said. "A man thinks with his dick.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“Time. There seems to be vast quantities of the stuff spooling around me in all directions, everywhere i look.
Days and hours. Weeks and minutes. Years.
The hard part, ive discovered, is filling it. ”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“You don't see him again. Sometimes you worry that he loved you better than any man ever has or will--even if it had nothing to do with you. Even now, he is every blue blazer getting into a cab, every runner along the river, every motorcycle coming and going.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“She said that her father's death had been the hardest thing in her life. "We are all children until our fathers die.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“But then you hear that he can't hear you, you see that he can't see you. You are not here--and you haven't even died yet. You see yourself through his eyes, as The Generic Woman, the skirted symbol on the ladies' room door.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“You act like I just want to sleep with you...
I want to EVERYTHING with you.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“The writing is clean. I really wouldn't have changed a word. Most of it is true, too, except that the hero quits drinking and the girl grows up. On the last page, the couple gets married, which is a nice way for a love story to end.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“You see yourself through his eyes, as The Generic Woman, the skirted symbol of the ladies room door.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“Everywhere you go, you see women more beautiful than yourself.

You imagine him being attracted to them.

You're drinking gasoline to stay warm.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“When you're out" She advised, "try to appear captivated.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“He tells me that the best man I will ever find will be attracted to other women. I hear this as another fact I am too old not to know. More proof of how unprepared I am to love anyone.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“It doesn't work like that," she said, and I was hoping she would tell me how it did work.

Maybe she could see that, because she went on. "Sometimes you're loved because of your weaknesses," she said. "What you can't do is sometimes more compelling than what you can.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
“He loves New York, he says. 'It's like Oberlin--it's where people who don't belong anywhere belong.”
Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

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