It's remarkable, being alive.

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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It's the country that would have him, since he lacked the necessary papers for more promising places.

We'd hoped for love of a different kind, love that knew and forgave our human frailty but did not miniaturize our grander ideas of ourselves.

Women are kind of screwed, in the world, Andrew says.

Venture too far for love... and you renounce citizenship in the country you've made for yourself. You end up just sailing from port to port.

And when somebody comes up to me with big hair and gobs of makeup on and says, 'Can I help you,' it's all I can do not to scream, 'Bitch, you can't even help yourself.

She pauses several treads from the bottom, listening, waiting; she is again possessed (it seems to be getting worse) by a dream-like feeling, as if she is standing in the wings, about to go onstage and perform in a play for which she is not appropriately dressed, and for which she has not adequately rehearsed.

Isn't the universe full of gaseous elements?

Silly humans. Banging on a tub to make a bear dance when we would move the stars to pity.

The book worm, the foreign-looking one with the dark, close set eyes an the Roman nose, who had never been sought after or cherished; who had always been left alone, to read.

She'll be willing to meet someone who can hold her interest for more than a few months, and that guy will teach her about domestic deepenings, the modest reliable thrill of the familiar, which as almost everyone but Liz knows has been the way of human happiness since humanity was born.

It helps, of course - let's not get carried away - if you'er a young prince like Mizzy, and you've actually got something of value to destroy in the first place.

Virginia Woolf's great novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway,' is the first great book I ever read. I read it almost by accident when I was in high school, when I was 15 years old.

Beauty is a whore. I prefer money.

Who was it who said, the worst thing you can imagine is probably what's already happening? Shrink phrase. Not untrue, though.