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“... the scope of his crimes is biblical ...”
“Ah, the heart was the body's fool.”
“There is nothing which prevents feeling like shamming it. Pretence dries up the heart.”
“Happiness ... is shucking off the body. I have known it. I've been outside mine. My freed soul looked down at this body which is blood-nourished like a tick in a dog's ear. There was nothing it wanted less than to return to it. That is why it did.”
“Losers have their own truth.”
“Rain fell in ropes and wind shuttled through them, webbing the city in its ephemeral weave.”
“Arguing with Owen with like fencing with a bag of wool.”
“... talking to Maurizio was like playing a slot machine. ... Suddenly, unpredictably, he would spew out words.”
Julia O'Faolain, Irish writer