“And yet my heart is buried with you in the strange soil of the mortal world, as it was drowned with you in the cold waters of the undersea. It was yours before I could ever admit it, and yours it shall ever remain.”
“If you’re the sickness, I suppose you can’t also be the cure.”
“How can we make the world a better place if we are always at odds with one another for every single kind of reason under the sun?”
Still pulling books from 2013.
“One thing I am now certain of is that this road less traveled has in fact been traveled by far more suckers than you think."
"We live in a terribly ruthless world"
“People were... exhausting. They made her anxious. Leaving her apartment every morning was the turning over of a giant hourglass, the mental energy she’d stored up overnight eroding grain by grain. She refueled during the day by grabbing moments of solitude and sometimes felt her life was a long-distance swim between islands of silence.”
"It is at once a crisis of institutional and personal relationships that degrade people's humanity so much that they are afraid to go to the grocery store, to step into the light, to speak in a public space, to be -in a word- human"
The final installment in the Windy City Magic Trilogy
"If you can't be invisible, be useful"