When they fall in love with a city, it is for forever and it is like forever.
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
When I write, I don't translate for white readers.... Dostoevski wrote for a Russian audience, but we're able to read him. If I'm specific, and I don't overexplain, then anyone can overhear me.
When I woke up I reminded myself that freedom is never free. You have to fight for it. Work for it and make sure you are able to handle it. Now.
When I learned how repulsive this disinterested violence was, that it was repulsive because it was disinterested, my floundered about for refuge. The best hiding place was love. Thus the conversion from pristine sadism to fabricated hatred, to fraudulent love.
When he visited his and Adam’s old bedroom, the thread of disapproval he’d felt during his proposal of a memorial became a rope, as he saw the savage absence not only of Adam but of himself. So when he shut the door on his family and stepped out into the rain it was an already belated act.
When good people take you in and treat you good, you ought to try to be good back.
When fear rules, obedience is the only survival choice.
When am I happy and when am I sad and what is the difference? What do I need to know to stay alive? What is true in the world?
What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want it?
What's fair ain't necessarily right.
Whatever happens, whether you get rich or stay poor, ruin your health or live to old age, you always end up back where you started: hungry for the one thing everybody loses - young loving.
What you want to be when you grow up? Thomas turned the knob with his left hand and opened the door. A man, he said and left.
What you do to children matters. And they might never forget.