the people i run with have a propensity for saying these things. maybe that's a prerequesite for admission to my circle- the ability to capture the banal with a clumsy twist of entirely appropriate words.
i don't quite know what i plan to do with these quotes. there are hundreds by now. there's always been the joke that i'll write the world's most underlineable novel, but really i have no idea. it seems rather wrongish to pilfer from the brilliance of one's own friends. exploiting their hastily uttered words simply because i had the wherewithal to write them down.
but there's no forum for quotes. they are weak. they require context. they demand good presentation. they cannot stand alone. but then i thought, hell. they're just quotes. let them fend for themselves.
“sandwiches will take you places."
"this is why people don't just wear one shoe... because they knock over their christmas trees."
"i loved that class. it sent me on a black, downward spiral, but i loved it so."
“some people find God, others find golf.”
“there just isn’t enough time in the day to do all the napping you want to do.”
"i don't know how people can leave actual kids at home when i can barely leave a cat."
"no one should call you for anything but fun stuff."
"if you're going to talk with a damn in the background, you've got to put a dear in the fore."
“it’s hard to be a practicing icon.”
"menopause lasts ten years and you will have zits until you die. these are the things they never tell you."
“when it’s good, it’s really good. when it’s bad, it seems far more sinister than it really is.”
“you can’t be aloof if you’re driven by countdowns.”
"there are situations where being the scariest person in the room doesn't pay off."
"our lives would be so different if mary jo kopechne had been a man."