Your parents, however strange they may be in actual fact, always seem ‘normal’ to their offspring.
a very bad Midtown restaurant called P’tit Paris. As we consulted the menu he spent ten minutes denigrating the apostrophe.
It’s strange how strong emotions can be so easily diminished as your life continues;
I was succumbing to the potent allure of semi-invalidism.
‘A hundred dollars a week.’ ‘What’s that in real money?’
Like many French intellectuals of the time Charbonneau had a sophisticated contempt for the USA
It’s funny how, sometimes, one can be so convinced, so utterly certain, about something as entirely fickle as strong emotion.
‘Please don’t make everything a joke. It’s the worst habit of the English.’ ‘Wrong, it’s our best feature, our saving grace.’
What do we know about the interior lives of our children? Only as much as they choose to reveal.