“Be a person with knowledge, not just opinions.”
"Hating, after all, was a drier form of drowning."
"But people do pay other people to act like part of the family. That doesn't mean it's not a transaction.”
“Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four.”
“You learn nothing very profound about yourself simply by being bullied; but by bullying someone else you learn something you can never forget.”
A story about falling in love at the end of your life.
“You don’t believe the sky is falling until a chunk of it falls on you.”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
"You live through certain things before you understand them. You can't always take the analytical position."
"That's the catch about betrayal, of course: that it feels good, that there's something immensely pleasurable about moving from a complicated relationship which involves minor atrocities on both sides to a nice, neat, simple one where one person has done something so horrible and unforgivable that the other person is immediately absolved of all the low-grade sins of sloth, envy, gluttony, avarice and I forget the other three."