“She was busy thinking about the concept of forgiveness. It was such a lovely, generous idea when it wasn't linked to something awful that needed forgiving.”
“whenever people ask me what I’d most like to change about the white working class, I say, “The feeling that our choices don’t matter.”
“Because," said the swallow man. "A friend is not someone to whom you give the things you need when the world is at war. A friend is someone to whom you give the things that you need when the world is at peace.”
“Many people fear they might be crazy at some point in their lives, but it requires a healthy dose of sanity to think there's a chance you might be crazy. It's only when you think there is no chance whatsoever that you should be worries. Only you won't be worried because you'll be crazy.”
"Television news producers and newspaper and magazine photo editors make decisions every day which firm up the wavering consensus about the boundaries of public knowledge. Often their decisions are cast as judgments about "good taste" -- always a repressive standard when invoked by institutions," Susan Sontag.
"Sometimes it was harder to change the past than it was the future." - Kate Atkinson, Life After Life