"To stand here and try and fix her life is just a big waste of time. People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown."
"This is fish number six hundred and forty-one in a lifetime of goldfish. My parents bought me the first one to teach me about loving and caring for another living breathing creature of God. Six hundred and forty fish later, the only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet that someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground."
"Her voice makes me think of her mouth makes me think of her breath makes me think of her breasts."
"If the members of the church district ever felt summoned by God, rejoice. When the apocalypse was imminent, celebrate, and all Creedish must deliver themselves unto God, amen.
And you had to follow.
It didn't matter how far way. It didn't matter how long you'd been working outside the district colony. Since listening to broadcast communication was a no-no, it might take years for all church members to find out about the Deliverance. Church doctrine named it that. The Deliverance. The flight to Egypt. The flight out of Egypt. People are all the time running from one place to another in the Bible.
You might not find out for years, but the moment you found out, you had to find a gun, drink some poison, drown, hang, slash, or jump.
You had to deliver yourself to Heaven."
"Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished."
"They agent's yelling that no matter how good you look, your body is just something you wear to accept your Academy Award."
"Reality means you live until you die, the agent says. The real truth is nobody wants reality."
"She's the blasé eye of the hurricane that's the world around her."
"Please fasten your seat belts as we begin our terminal descent into oblivion."