Frederick Weisel Quotes

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Frederick Weisel Quotes

Theres an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming.
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Sometimes, however much you plan, however many precautions you take, something happens, and in a minute the world is changed. After that, you're the person on the other side of that minute.

— Frederick Weisel

There's an old adage: the sensation of drowning reminds you of everything you ever knew about swimming.

— Frederick Weisel

Sometimes we do terrible things to the ones we love just to see what harm we can cause.

— Frederick Weisel

Over the years, Skye sampled every drug she could find, and like many addicts, had a working knowledge of pharmacology. She snorted coke and swallowed pills. She took downers-orange and red Seconal, red and ivory Dalmane, Miltown, Librium, Luminal, Nembutal, and Quaaludes. Blue devils, red birds, purple hearts. Enough of them sank her in a kind of coma, where she watched her own limbs suspended in front of her in syrup. For a party, there was Benzedrine, rushing in her veins and making her talk for an hour in one long sentence. Day to day, she carried yellow tablets loose in her pockets, Dilaudid and Percodan, and chewed them in the back of classrooms. But her favorite was the greatest pain reliever of them all, named for the German word for hero.

— Frederick Weisel

Do you know what the essential problem of the piano is?" he asked. He held me so his head was a few inches from my own. His eyes darted back and forth. "It is impossible to play continuously on a piano string like a violin. The problem is to sustain a note.

— Frederick Weisel

No single act is entirely redemptive, but all a fallen man has is the first step back.

— Frederick Weisel

Anita Kleinman was a slight woman in her seventies. Her hair was thinning and white with a touch of pink, and was swept back from her face in unbroken waves. She wore a full-length Chinese silk gown covered with bright gold dragons on a blue background. Her fingers were tipped with long red nails and heavy with gold rings. She held out her arms in an expression of welcome and perhaps to show me the full extent of her dragons.

— Frederick Weisel

But, whatever the magic, I wasn't smarter than chemistry, and after a while, I heard two people talking in the empty room next door, their whispers coming out of the phone jack.

— Frederick Weisel

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