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It was odd and intimate, their hands connected, their heads in different rooms. They could talk. They could hold hands. But they couldnt see each others faces.
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This is what happens when you live in dreams, he thought: you dream this and you dream that and you sleep right through your life.

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Then she smiled, and in that instant, if such a thing were possible, Pasquale fell in love, and he would remain in love for the rest of his life
not so much with the woman, whom he didn't even know, but with the moment.

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He wished he could reassure his mother: a man wants many things in life, but when one of them is also the right thing, he would be a fool not to choose it.

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With Facebook and Twitter, we're all our own little publicists in a way.

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And if a moment exists only in one's perception anyway, then perhaps the rush of feeling he has now is THE MOMENT, and not merely its shadow.

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Whole worlds exist beneath the surface. And maybe you can't see down there, Michael thought, but there's a part of you that knows.

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She was asleep, that blond hair swirled like butter on the pillow beneath her

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Erhaps it was the difference in age between the countries-America with its expansive youth, building all those drive-in movie theaters and cowboy restaurants; Italians living in endless contraction, in the artifacts of generations, in the bones of empires.

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No, no, we are definitely writ on water. Or cognac
if we've any luck at all.

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And we want car wrecks. We say we don't. But we love them. To look is to love. A thousand people drive past the statue of David. Two hundred look. A thousand people drive past a car wreck. A thousand look.

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So I make one phone call, and just like that, we're eating pizza at 6:30. What is this world? You tap seven abstract figures onto a piece of plastic thin as a billfold, hold that plastic device to your head, use your lungs and vocal cords to indicate more abstractions, and in thirty minutes, a guy pulls up in a 2,000-pound machine made on an island on the other side of the world, fueled by viscous liquid made from the rotting corpses of dead organisms pulled from the desert on yet another side of the world and you give this man a few sheets of green paper representing the abstract wealth of your home nation, and he gives you a perfectly reasonable facsimile of one of the staples of the diet of a people from yet another faraway nation.
And the mushrooms are fresh.

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Twenty meters away, Pasquale Tursi watched the arrival of the woman as if in a dream. Or rather, he would think later, a dream's opposite: a burst of clarity after a lifetime of sleep.

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Pure talent and charisma and like gods they were terrible together. Awful. A gorgeous nightmare.

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My poems ... the ones that start out as jokes become these big ponderous things and the ones that start out ponderous devolve into jokes.

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I remember the first time I went to Europe, I had someone take a picture of me there, so I could really see myself there. There's a sense of being outside yourself, and I think celebrity allows us that too, to be outside ourselves.

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The form is so malleable and can do so many things.

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