A woman from the next table eyed him and he eyed her right back.
The baby in her belly is not a sibling, will never be their playmate.
You quickly find nothing interests people so much as themselves.
To keep the baby safe, we sealed the house as if against bad weather.
We’re phosphorus, we’re this glowing rock under UV light in the mineral shed.
If you play, decide three things: the rules, stakes, and quitting time.
Mentors can suggest to you what more you are capable of.
I returned to research a history we’d only known through stories.
All that existed was Louisa’s beauty—or Khin’s refashioning of it.
I am going to relate to you the most lamentable love affair of my life.
I have a maple in the yard and from time to time all is distant.
It was hard to know what memories or images had marked him.
Sometimes you weren’t a good daughter, the mother says.
Men can’t sense like that. Or won’t. Even a father don’t dare get that close.
Heaven preserve me from the Epidemic of a Proud Ignorance!
I watched to see how the others lived, not knowing I was the Other.
My wife had time to form a thought: I have killed my daughter.
I must never go to the garden without a heavy stick or a corn-knife.
Try never to repeat rhymes, not once in an entire show. It tires the ear.
I’ve found that love has provided my life’s happiest moments.
A friend of my father’s once told me, “You’ll never be a writer.”
I’m a big fan of then. A novel needs a lot of thens.
Love is the difference between a full life and an empty one.
I make peas and argue with a wall. Something gets stuck like that.
She knew Jim would be a terrible husband. They’d murder each other.
I walk across the fields with only a few young cows for company.
The graffiti suggests the most essential story of New Haven.