You have to look at what you have right in front of you, at what it could be, and stop measuring it against what you've lost.
—Jonathan Tropper in This is Where I Leave You
When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Sometimes you can only feel something by its absence. By the empty spaces it leaves behind.
—Gayle Forman in Just One Day
Reading is socially accepted disassociation. You flip a switch and you're not there anymore. It's better than heroin. More effective and cheaper and legal.
Remember: no matter where you go, there you are.
—Earl Mac Rauch
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
Sometimes when you look in his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving.
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
—H. L. Mencken