Tom Perrotta

The Leftovers

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    the basement storage area for things you couldn’t bear to think about—the same place you hid the knowledge that you were going to die, so you could live your life without being depressed every minute of every day.
    Dmitry Naumenkohas quoted6 years ago
    I’ve matured. I have a much higher tolerance for boredom.
    Dmitry Naumenkohas quoted6 years ago
    I’m just making conversation. You don’t have to get all huffy about it.”
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    That was the real point of this exercise—to do something, to stop procrastinating and take a small concrete step in the right direction.
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    You missed out, he thought. I was the one who loved you.
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    And right now he was feeling the weight of all those losses, and the weight of the years that were behind him, and the weight of the ones that were still ahead, however many there might be—three or four, twenty or thirty, maybe more.
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    They were innocents, just like she and Meg had been when they’d arrived at Outpost 17, blissfully unaware of the beautiful tradition they’d been chosen to uphold.
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    because of who she was and everything she was no longer capable o
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    In his heart of hearts, Jack London knew that we can never build a fire. Not when we really need to.”
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    I’m a really good girlfriend,” she told him. “You know that, don’t you?”
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    “What I gotta do is cut out the late-night snacks. Microwave burritos and blueberry pie, crap like that. That’s what’s killing me.”
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    If the G.R. had one essential mission, it was to resist the so-called Return to Normalcy, the day-to-day process of forgetting the Rapture, or, at the very least, of consigning it to the past, treating it as a part of the ongoing fabric of human history, rather than the cataclysm that had brought history to an end.
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    One of his priorities as Mayor was to dial down the tension between the town and the Guilty Remnant;
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    or at least find out if War and Peace was all it was cracked up to be.
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    The more conspicuous you were, the easier it was for people to take you at face value—they just wrote you off as a couple of harmless dirtbags and left it at that.
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    if some terrible mystery had just been solved.
    Carlos Domínguezhas quotedlast year
    “He didn’t care about me,” Nora explained. “He just couldn’t stand to see you happy.”
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    A few weeks earlier, Mr. Coleman had told one of his classes that the Sudden Departure was a natural phenomenon, a kind of global autoimmune reaction, a way for the earth to fight off the raging infection of humanity.
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    Now that she knew the truth, she could see that she’d lost a little less than she thought she had, which was almost like getting something back.
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    could read it whenever she wanted to remember her daughter
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