“I’ve only spent ten percent of my energies on writing. The other ninety went to keeping my head above water.”
“Some creeks you simply loved, and seeing the railroad sign with the craggy gorge reminded me that we can proceed in our lives just as easily from love to love as from loss to loss. A good thing to remember in the middle of the night when you’re not sure how you will get through the next three breaths.”
— The Painter by Peter Heller
“Timing! was our code word for anything that didn’t quite work out. We would say it under our breath, a catchphrase for anyone who meant well and couldn’t help fucking up. Seemed to sum up most of the world”
— The Painter, By Peter Heller
“My Saturday Night. My Saturday night is like a microwave burrito. Very tough to ruin something that starts out so bad to begin with.”
— I’m re-reading the Yiddish Policeman’s Union and I forgot how funny it is.