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Friday, 20 January 2017

"Just for future reference, don't use words like 'love' anymore. It's a very sensitive word and it wears out quickly. Romeo barely says it, but John Hinckley filled up a whole journal with it. To put it into terms, it's a currency that's easily devalued. Pretty soon you're saying it whenever you hang up the phone or whenever you leave. It turns into an apology. Then it's an excuse. Some assholes want it to be bulletproof vest: don't hate me; I love you. But mostly it just means -- more. More, more -- give me something more. A couple of years from now, when you're on your own completely, if you really fall in love, if it really comes to that -- and I pity you if it does -- you have to look right down into the black of her eyes, right down into the emptiness in there and feel everything, absolutely everything, be crushed, buried alive. Because that's what real love feels like -- chocking. They used to bury some women in their wedding dresses, you know. I thought it was because all those husbands were too cheap to spring for another gown, but now it makes sense: love is your first foot in the grave. That's why the second most abused word is 'forever'."

Peter Craig, Hot Plastic

Today I just wanted to share with you an extract from this novel by Peter Craig. It is one of my favorite quote ever, and I thought it was too beautiful not to be shared.



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