A.M. Homes Quotes

A.M. Homes Quotes

If you don’t write the book you have to write, everything breaks.

Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do.

Can I ask you, what is your relationship to God?”
“Limited,” I say. “Limited with the exception of spontaneous prayer in times of distress.

Given the circumstances, I think the rabbi did a very good job. What did you think?”
“It's my policy not to review funerals.

A guy rubbed against me,” I say. “But I think he was just trying to get by. He rubbed me, then said sorry. It was the ‘sorry’ that made me uncomfortable. The rub was kind of interesting, but when he apologized I felt like a creep because I actually liked it.

Was this the big one or was this the small tremor, the warning? Does it get better - does the sensation of being in a dream underwater go away?

She starts to cry. 'It's just so terrible,' she says.
'Which part?,' I ask.
'Being human.

For the first time, I understand that, as much as one might desire change, one has to be willing to take a risk, to free-fall, to fail, and that you've got to let go of the past.

What does ‘stuck’ mean?” “It means I should make some big decision, I should do some enormous thing. And I can’t do anything. I can’t stand my life, and I can’t change it.” “Maybe it’s not an enormous thing,” he says. “Maybe you have to do one small thing and then another small thing.

You are your own beginning. Every day, every hour, every minute, you start again. There is no point wishing you were someone else, you are who you are - start there.

How can I tell anyone that there has always lived within me a rusty sense of disgust-a dull, brackish water that I suspect is my soul?

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