Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

  • There were all sorts of things to wonder about.
  • You never see all that you see.
  • Some of what you don't see in that glance you'll see afterwards, in the eye of your memory.  The difference between seeing and not seeing can be the difference between living and dying.
  • To act in a situation one does not understand is to invite the most terrible consequences.
  • Names were secret things, full of power.
  • Don't ignore your suspicions.
  • His first impulse was to simply tear it off, like Clark Kent while Lois Lane was tied to a railroad track or something, but that was no good in real life; sooner or later you had to explain those missing buttons.
  • Art imitates life and life imitates art.
  • For every mother who ever cursed God for her child dead in the road, for every father who ever cursed the man who sent him away from the factory with no job, for every child who was ever born to pain and asked why, this is the answer.  Our lives are like these things I build.  Sometimes they fall down for a reason, sometimes they fall down for no reason at all.
  • It's up to men to build things, paisan.  It's up to God to blow them down.
  • The best course was the safest one.
  • It was perhaps fitting to kill a despicable man with a despicable weapon.
  • There are people who need people to need them.
  • Fault always lies in the same place, my fine babies:  with him weak enough to lay blame.
  • I don't discuss philosophy.  I don't study history.  All I know is what's past is past, and what's ahead is ahead.
  • What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common.
  • I guess whether or not logic figures in all depends on what you want to believe.
  • Sometimes love actually did conquer all.
  • Might as well try to drink the ocean with a spoon as argue with a lover.
  • One fool knows another.
  • Control the things you can control.  Let everything else take a flying fuck at you, and if you must go down, go down with your guns blazing.
  • We all die in time.  It's not just the world that moves on.

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