Jonathan Carroll Quotes

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Jonathan Carroll Quotes

Tell your mother the Law of Stolen Flight.
Only flame, and things with wings. All the rest suffer stings.
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Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child's smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.

— Jonathan Carroll

When you love someone deeply, you know secrets they haven't told you yet. Or secrets they aren't even aware of themselves ... She was also the person I wanted to share the trivia of my life with, because that too is part of the magic of concern: Whatever you live is important to them and they will help you through it.

— Jonathan Carroll

Death doesn't make you sad- it makes you empty. That's what's so bad about it. All of your charms and beliefs and funny habits fall fast through a big black hole, and suddenly you know they're gone because just as suddenly, there's nothing left at all inside.

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If you are very lucky, you're allowed to be in certain places during just the right season of your life: by the sea for the summer when you're seven or eight and full of the absolute need to swim until dark and exhaustion close their hands together, cupping you in between.

— Jonathan Carroll

You know people don't get better as we get older- we just get more of who we are.

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Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.

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Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well.

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It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.

— Jonathan Carroll

Dogs are the kids we've always wanted. They're totally devoted and want to live with you until they die. Not like children who can't wait to take off as soon as they grow up and don't need you anymore.

— Jonathan Carroll

Sure, because it's a fairy tale. They're always so tediously moral. Nobody gets away with anything fun and all the interesting people are bad guys.

— Jonathan Carroll

Tell your mother the Law of Stolen Flight.'
'Only flame, and things with wings. All the rest suffer stings.

— Jonathan Carroll

Guilt's a whore. It goes with anybody, but it's not good in bed. You're not dying, but this thing you've got with the girl is no different than my situation. We could both use up whole days feeling guilty 'bout what we didn't do in life, but why spend a day in bed with someone who doesn't give you any pleasure?

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She was 3/4 perfection and 1/4 broken glass.

— Jonathan Carroll

Listening to him, I realized how lucky I was not to have had a wonderful childhood. Those who do, or those who peak in their early years, have only that remembered joy or strength to tide them over the rest of their lives. Nothing could ever be as good as that time; for them nothing ever is.

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Like a spider web that you walk into, it is not so easy to get all the tendrils of real love off after you have passed through it.

— Jonathan Carroll

Here's something you must know and don't forget it - animals never lie. They don't like, they don't put on disguises, and they are always true to what they are. That's why you can trust them.

— Jonathan Carroll

In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.

— Jonathan Carroll

There are people we meet in life who miss being important to us by inches, days, or heartbeats. Another place or time or a different emotional frame of mind and we would willingly fall into their arms; gladly take up their challenge or invitation. But as it is, we encounter them when we are discontent or content and they are not. Whatever they are, we are not and vice versa. Two trains going in different directions that pass for a few powerful moments at full speed, blasting noise and wind but then they are gone. Whatever serious chemistry might have been possible if, isn't.

— Jonathan Carroll

The keys that unlock the heart are made of funny materials: a disarming phrase that comes out of the blue, nowhere, a certain sexy walk that sends you reeling, the way someone hums when she is alone. My father said it was the way my mother danced with him.

— Jonathan Carroll

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