Friday, August 04, 2006

My New Favorite Amy Hempel Line

From the novella Tumble Home:

Where is the consolation in this? It is in humiliation, which brings the softness of heart that allows you to listen to God.

How very Quaker of her.

Other sticky lines:

The need for the new love is faithfulness to the old -"The Children's Party"

And when the men kissed the women good night, and their weekend whiskers scratched the women's cheeks, the women did not think shave, they thought: stay. -"Weekend"

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