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“A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
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“There are things of such darkness and horror—just, I suppose, as there are things of such great beauty—that they will not fit through the puny human doors of perception.”
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“Grab onto my arm now. Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way. Just don't let go of my arm. And if I should kiss you in the dark, it's no big deal; it's only because you are my love.”
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“You may wonder about long-term solutions. I assure you, there are none. All wounds are mortal. Take what's given. You sometimes get a little slack in the rope but the rope always has an end. So what? Bless the slack and don't waste your breath cursing the drop. A grateful heart knows that in the end we all swing.”
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“Even a zombie lurching through the night can seem pretty cheerful compared to the existential comedy/horror of the ozone layer dissolving under the combined assault of a million fluorocarbon spray cans of deodorant.”
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“I have a real problem with bloat -- I write like fat ladies diet.”
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“That rational voice was right to be frightened. There's something in us that is very much attracted to madness. Everyone who looks off the edge of a tall building has felt a faint, morbid urge to jump.”
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“even the most well-adjusted person is holding on to his or her sanity by a greased rope.”
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“I sit on the bench in front of Bell's Market and think about Homer Buckland and about the beautiful girl who leaned over to open his door when he come down that path with the full red gasoline can in his right hand - she looked like a girl of no more than sixteen, a girl on her learner's permit, and her beauty was terrible, but I believe it would no longer kill the man it turned itself on; for a moment her eyes lit on me, I was not killed, although a part of me died at her feet." (from the short story Mrs. Todd's Shortcut)”
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“Leaving for the night, it came to me. What I should have told her. Life goes on - that's what I should have said. That's what you say to people when a loved one dies. But, thinking it over, I was glad I didn't. Because maybe that's what she was afraid of.”
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“As Lily Cavenaugh says in The Talisman (and it was Peter Straub's line, not mine), "You can never be too thin or too rich." And if you don't believe it, you were never really fat or really poor.”
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“... the subconscious leaves its fingerprints, but there's a stranger down there, too. A hell of a weird guy who knows a hell of a lot. (Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)”
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“You, my dear ... have been wondering why she stuck with him. Although you haven't said as much, it's been on your mind. Am I right?'
She nodded.
'Yes. And I'm not going to offer a long motivational thesis - the convenient thing about stories that are true is that you need only say this is what happened and let people worry for themselves about why. Generally, nobody ever knows why things happen anyway ... particularly the ones who say they do. (Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)”
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“All the same, you don’t do it for money, or you’re a monkey. You don’t think of the bottom line, or you’re a monkey. You don’t think of it in terms of hourly wage, yearly wage, even lifetime wage, or you’re a monkey. In the end you don’t even do it for love, although it would be nice to think so. You do it because to not do it is suicide.”
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“He proved, back in 1923, that a man couldn't run a mile in under four minutes. He proved that. But people do it all the time, and do you know what that means? It means that no blue ribbon is forever. Someday—if the world doesn't explode itself in the meantime—someone will run a two-minute mile in the Olympics. It may take a hundred years or a thousand, but it will happen. Because there is no ultimate blue ribbon. There is zero, and there is eternity, and there is mortality, but there is no ultimate.”
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“‪Yes, I love; I have loved, anyway, or at least tried to love, but memory is so wide and so deep, and I cannot cross.”
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“One man may shoot himself in the forehead with a .38 and wake up in the hospital. Another may shoot himself in the forehead with a .22 and wake up in hell...if there is such a place. I tend to believe it's here on earth, possibly in New Jersey.”
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“I could tell you that dying's an art / and I am learning fast.”
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“Ich bekam ein wenig Angst vor Mädchen. Nicht einmal so sehr vor jenen, bei denen ich impotent war, sondern vor jenen, mit denen ich es machen konnte. Die stimmten mich unbehaglich. Ich fragte mich ständig, wo sie wohl die scharfe Axt versteckt haben mochten und wann sie auf mich herabsausen würde.”
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“Gutes Aussehen ist in einem reichen Land billig.”
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“Ich könnte dir sagen, dass Sterben eine Kunst ist
Und ich schnell lerne.”
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“Garish could see Rollins lying dead in a ditch with maggots in his eyes. Rollins wouldn't care. Neither would the maggots. You either ate the world or the world ate you and it was okay either way.”
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“Meine Mutter sagte, dass ich ihr damit das Herz gebrochen hätte. Was für ein Herz?”
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“Jedes Arschloch kann sterben. Als Wichtigstes muss man lernen, wie man überlebt, wenn Sie wissen, was ich meine.”
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“Beide waren im Innersten Halunken und kamen gut miteinander aus.”
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“Inzwischen war er von »verdammt verschroben« auf »so verrückt wie eine Scheißhausratte« vorgerückt.”
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“Manchmal muss ein Mann einfach aushalten, bis es ihn holt.”
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“Die Insassen waren auf dem Rücksitz gefunden worden. Und auf den Vordersitzen, im Kofferraum und im Handschuhfach.”
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“Sofort überkam mich der allmächtige, rechtschaffene Zorn, den nur ein betrunkener Student empfinden kann.”
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“These are things made for thinking on slowly, ... Things to be thought on at length, while the hands do their work and the coffee sits in a solid china mug nearby.

Do the Dead Sing
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