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Everybodys damaged by something.
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Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.

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I think buddy is man talk for sweetie.

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When I tell her what I'm thinking and she tells me what she's thinking, our each ideas jumping into the other's head, like coulouring blue crayon on top of yellow that makes green.

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Before I had kids, I thought you should never lie to a kid. But now I've had them, I realize you almost lie to them by definition, because if you're trying to summarize something for your 1-year-old, you put it in very simple terms. You only gradually complicate the explanation as they get older.

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I think it would be a shame for any writer to let their publishers in any way corral them into a single genre.

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A memoir is always the most authentic telling of a situation, but a novel gets to different places.

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There's not a thing wrong with you, you're right the whole way through.

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Actually, Saint Peter was in jail, one time
"
I laugh. "Babies don't go in jail."
"This happened when they were all grown up."
I didn't know Baby Jesus grows up.

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I watch his hands, they're lumpy but clever. "Is there a word for adults when they aren't parents?"
Steppa laughs. "Folks with other things to do?

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Happiness as un-pin-downable as a louse: you feel the tickle of its passage but your fingers close on nothing.

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But for me, Room is a peculiar (and no doubt heretical) battle between Mary and the Devil for young Jesus. If God sounds absent from that triangle, that's because I think that for a small child, God's love is represented, and proved, by mother-love.

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You must feel an almost pathological need-understandably-to stand guard between your son and the world." "Yeah, it's called being a mother." Ma nearly snarls it.

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So this was liberty. Mary was beginning to recognise the taste of it in her mouth: terror salting the sweetness.

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It came to Daffy then, how easily the worst in oneself could rise up and strike a blow. How even the most enlightened man had little power over his own darkness.

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I have never been depressed or thrown a plate, which I attribute to the cathartic effects of writing books about people whose lives are more grueling than mine.

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