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“I know absolutely nothing about where I'm going. I'm fine with that. I'm happy about it. Before, I had nothing. I had no life, no friends, and no family really, and I didn't really care. I had nothing, and nothing to lose, and then I knew loss. What I cared about was gone; it was all lost. Now I have everything to gain; everything is a clean slate. It's all blank pages waiting to be written on. It's all about going forward. It's all about uncertainty and possibilities.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“It's funny how strangers can pass in front of you every day and all you see is a flat shadow, a vague outline, not noticing any of the details. They move in a gray crowd, always looking the same and acting the same, simple caricatures of who they really are, but once you get to know them, you notice the specific, tiniest things, you pay attention to the intricacies of their personalities, their habits and particular ways of walking and talking, the subtle changes in their appearance and dress.”
Gregory Galloway
“It seems like it’s all just remembering and forgetting. Things happen so fast, and then they’re gone before you notice them. Events ambush you from out of nowhere, blindside you, and then you have to spend the time afterward trying to remember or forget what the hell it all was to begin with. The more you think about it, the more the events crumble, crack, breakdown, or refuse to change at all. They’re either pieces of ice in your hand, changing shape and melting away until they’re nothing like what they were to begin with, or pieces of glass. Sharp and irritating, unchanging reminders of pain and unpleasantness - or happiness.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“My mother is a big fan of precision, and tries her best to maintain it. Unfortunately, her own incompetence gets in the way. Dinner is served, except when a can won't open. That's the way she is: fine unless something goes wrong and that minor obstacle becomes a huge wall she can't scale. She becomes helpless whenever things don't go smoothly, or exactly as she imagined them.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“That's the point of it, to have those connections, as painful as they are, as much worry as they might cause; they give back in strength and comfort and joy, believe it or not, and the more connections you make, the happier you are, the more point there is to getting up and getting through the day.”
Gregory Galloway, The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
“Winter broke off, finally, a long ash crumbling at the end of a cigarette, burned out, weak and emptied.”
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“I just have to be smarter than my own mind.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“Her sentences were icebergs, with just the tip of her thought coming out of her mouth, and the rest kept up in her head, which I was starting to think was more and more beautiful the longer I looked at her.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“You have your whole life ahead of you," my mother told me, "don't spend all your time in the past." It's good advice, I know it is, but the past has its own ideas. It can follow you around with a life of its own, casting a long shadow.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“The world is perfect there. Or maybe you’re perfect and the world is the same.”
Gregory Galloway, The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
“She is a woman who needs someone to take care of her, but it isn't going to be me.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“There are realms of life where the concepts of sense and nonsense do not apply.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“Live in the moment, just do it - those are phrases thrown around by people who don't know what they mean. Just do it - it's idiotic. You could slap that slogan on a picture of Hitler and it would make as much sense. He did it, all right.”
Gregory Galloway, The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
“The road makes a noise all its own. It's a single note that stretches in all directions, low and nearly inaudible, only I could hear it loud and persistent...”
Gregory Galloway, The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
“I hate the calendar, which is both a circle and a straight line, a wheel and an arrow, grinding each anniversary, each day a reminder of my failures, my lost plans, unfulfilled objectives and wishes, the days aren't taken off the calendar, subtracted one by one, but added, another small stone accumulated, another foot moved ahead, the arrow flying forward instead of falling back to earth, when all I want is a complete stop.”
Gregory Galloway, The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
“L’énigme à elle seule vaut presque tout. Parfois le mystère est bien plus amusant que le reste.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“The stars are dead, but their memories fill the sky”
Gregory Galloway
“There's a whole world all around more interesting, wonderful, terrifying, mysterious, amazing than any novel ever written. Pay attention. Take a chance. Dare life.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow
“Я ничего не хотел надевать, но, в конце концов, решил изобразить упаковку сыра “Велвита”.”
Gregory Galloway, As Simple as Snow


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