Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

He himself did not eat. i had been hungry, but sitting there now, at the table with the two of them, it felt as crude to chew or swallow as it would have to munch on popcorn at a baby’s christening, or lick an ice-cream cone while your friend told you his dog died. i shouldn’t be here was how i felt. It was as if i’d been in the middle of a book that i had to put down when i got too tired to keep reading, or a video put on pause. i wanted to pick back up with the story and find out what happened to the characters, except that the characters were us. My mother didn’t believe in germs but i did. germs are something they made up to distract people from what they should really be worried about, she said. germs are natural. it’s the things people do you have to worry about.

I Had Been Hungry

He himself did not eat. i had been hungry, but sitting there now, at the table with the two of them, it felt as crude to chew or swallow as it would have to munch on popcorn at a baby’s christening, or lick an ice-cream cone while your friend told you his dog died. i shouldn’t be here was how i felt.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

The Characters Were Us

It was as if i’d been in the middle of a book that i had to put down when i got too tired to keep reading, or a video put on pause. i wanted to pick back up with the story and find out what happened to the characters, except that the characters were us.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

The Germs

My mother didn’t believe in germs but i did. germs are something they made up to distract people from what they should really be worried about, she said. germs are natural. it’s the things people do you have to worry about.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

Your Problems

A lot of your problem was in your head. you see yourself screwing up, it’s going to happen.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

Tragedy And Death

Tragedy and death would follow a person wherever he went in life. there was no such thing as escape, except maybe the kind that Mr. Kirby had accomplished.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

It’s Like Life

It’s like life: somethimes the littlest thing turns out to be the most important.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

It’s Possible

If you act like something’s too hard, it will be, he said. you got to believe it’s possible.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

In Love

She was in love with love.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

The Real Drug

Sex is a drug, Eleanor had told me. when sex enters into a situation, people lose all reason. they do things they would never do otherwise. these things they do may be crazy. may even be dangerous. may break their hearts, or someone else’s. the real drug, i came to believe, was love.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

There Was A Way

There was a way of looking at the world where practically every single thing that happened had some kind of double meaning.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

It’s A Great Thing

It’s a great thing when a man knows how to dance, she said. when a man can dance, the world is his oyster.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

I Didn’t Remember That

No, i said. i didn’t remember that. there was so much to remember, sometimes the best thing was to forget.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

The Real Drug

The real drug, i came to believe, was love.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

She Felt Everything Too Deeply

She felt everything too deeply, it was like the world was too much for her.

Labor Day Quotes Joyce Maynard

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