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He wanted to slice her open and lie inside the warm blood of her body.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: He wanted to slice her open and lie inside the warm blood of her body.
But this here, the valley of sweet Virginia, this is the blissful shore. There is no more to reach for. But, humming, he knows. He knows what he believes. He believes in the strength of muscle, the pleasures of the body, the goodness of the heart. He believes in goodness, and this is a new thing, a gift to him from the river and the land and the blue light now almost black, the ink of the sky pocked with stars. This is what the valley and its waters whisper into his ear, in this evening into night. He believes at this moment, and he will always believe it, that people are good, and that he is good among them.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: But this here, the valley of sweet Virginia, this is the blissful shore. There is
We tend to go on loving the things the people who loved us loved. They are invested with soul, even if the people are long dead, even if they do not turn out to be who you thought they were.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: We tend to go on loving the things the people who loved us loved. They
It is the tenderness that breaks our hearts. The loveliness that leaves us stranded on the shore, watching the boats sail away. It is the sweetness that makes us want to reach out and touch the soft skin of another person. And it is the grace that comes to us, undeserving though we may be.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: It is the tenderness that breaks our hearts. The loveliness that leaves us stranded on
Their love for me was both a myth and a torture and so I wrecked everything. I hurt them, and I left them hurting.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Their love for me was both a myth and a torture and so I wrecked
Catherine Land liked the beginnings of things. The pure white possibility of the empty room, the first kiss, the first swipe at larceny. And endings, she liked endings, too. The drama of the smashing glass, the dead bird, the tearful goodbye, the last awful word which could never be unsaid or unremembered.
It was the middles that gave her pause. This, for all its forward momentum, this was a middle. The beginnings were sweet, the endings usually bitter, but the middles were only the tightrope you walked between the one and the other. No more than that.
Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Catherine Land liked the beginnings of things. The pure white possibility of the empty room,
But I told my grandmother, and she listened, and then she said, "Don't ever tell this story to anybody else. If you tell this story to anybody else, something terrible will happen. Something terrible will happen to our family." And then she had a lot to do. (174)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: But I told my grandmother, and she listened, and then she said, "Don't ever tell
She was the beautiful, lethal, insinuating spider he had waited for all his life.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She was the beautiful, lethal, insinuating spider he had waited for all his life.
Men only give you what they give you ... when they know they can't give you what you want.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Men only give you what they give you ... when they know they can't give
There was so much we had done to ourselves, so much we said in our sessions that our hearts were rent with sorrow. There is so much that happens to the human heart that is in the realm of the unthinkable, the unknowable, the unbearable. (95)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: There was so much we had done to ourselves, so much we said in our
Success has a million musical nuances. Failure is only the monotonous banging of a brass gong.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Success has a million musical nuances. Failure is only the monotonous banging of a brass
The company increased as light was let into the house. ButRobert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: The company increased as light was let into the house. But
The thing is, all memory is fiction,Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: The thing is, all memory is fiction,
I think kissing is what separates us from the animals and makes us divine.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I think kissing is what separates us from the animals and makes us divine.
Yes. Childhood is the most dangerous place of all. If we had to live there forever, we wouldn't last very long.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Yes. Childhood is the most dangerous place of all. If we had to live there
Children remember staying up late. Grownups think about getting up earlyRobert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Children remember staying up late. Grownups think about getting up early
We all wanted to be somebody else. Somebody braver, or more handsome, or smarter. It's what children want. It's what you grow out of, if you're lucky. If you don't, it's a lifetime of agony.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: We all wanted to be somebody else. Somebody braver, or more handsome, or smarter. It's
In a life, in any life, bad things happen. Many good things happen, of course, we know what they are-joy, tenderness, success beauty-but some bad things happen as well. Sometimes, very bad things happen. Children sicken and die. People we love don't love us, can never love us.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: In a life, in any life, bad things happen. Many good things happen, of course,
Soul murder, the psychiatrists call it, the sexual violation of children. Unimaginably small boys. Boys whose heads do not reach to their father's waists. Girls who are no more than infants. Boys and girls whose lives are ineradicably violated. Whose trust and innocence are lost to them forever. (208)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Soul murder, the psychiatrists call it, the sexual violation of children. Unimaginably small boys. Boys
She had agreed to marry him without realizing that marriage brought a kind a simple pleasure, a pleasure in the continued company of another human being, the act of caring, of carrying with you the thought of someone else. She would, she supposed, never see him age beyond the present day, and found that the thought made her immeasurably sad. Somewhere,Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She had agreed to marry him without realizing that marriage brought a kind a simple
Sometime, Mrs. Truitt, we work very hard at something, we exhaust ourselves to accomplish something which seems vital to us." He chose his words with care. "Our best hope for happiness. And sometimes we find that thing, only to find it has simply not been worth the effort.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Sometime, Mrs. Truitt, we work very hard at something, we exhaust ourselves to accomplish something
Standing in the center of the crowd, his solitude was enormous. He felt that in all the vast and frozen space in which he lived his life - every hand needy, every heart wanting something from him - everybody had a reason to be and a place to land. Everybody but him. For him there was nothing. In all the cold and bitter world, there was not a single place for him to sit down.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Standing in the center of the crowd, his solitude was enormous. He felt that in
She had been adept at the beginning and the end of things, and now she saw that whatever pleasures life had to offer lay in the middle. She could find some peace there.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She had been adept at the beginning and the end of things, and now she
If you had been there you would not have noticed. You would not have noticed your own stillness in this thin slice of time. But, if you had been there and you had, in some unfathomable way, recorded the stillness, taken a negative of it as the glass plate receives the light, to be developed later, you would have known, when the thought, the recollection was finally developed, that this was the moment it began. The clock ticked. The hour struck. Everything moved again. The train was late.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: If you had been there you would not have noticed. You would not have noticed
There is an ache in my heart for the imagined beauty of a life I haven't had, from which I had been locked out, and it never goes away.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: There is an ache in my heart for the imagined beauty of a life I
Desire had its exaggerated and dramatic pleasures, but he was bored by the endless scenes and recantations. Love was simply the same steady heartbeat hour after hour. It bored him with its lack of event.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Desire had its exaggerated and dramatic pleasures, but he was bored by the endless scenes
It's a sad thing to watch your best friend turn into somebody you don't know anymore. Or even want to know.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: It's a sad thing to watch your best friend turn into somebody you don't know
I tell these stories because I have lied about my life to people who have been kind to me and I am tired of lying. I tell it because I don't want people to think that I have fucked up my life over and over just because I was in a bad mood.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I tell these stories because I have lied about my life to people who have
Nothing says hell has to be fire.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Nothing says hell has to be fire.
I know that I am not the only person who is alone in the world. I know that others sorrow in the night. That others pick up a razor and slice into their own skin, with greater or lesser success. I know that others look at their lives and see only silent failure and disconsolation, feeding the cat, checking their email, doing the crossword. I know that I am not the only person to have lived a life like mine. I am aware. (212)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I know that I am not the only person who is alone in the world.
Every exchange making him feel like an idiot, making him draw his spine up straight and making him fiddle with his hair, and all he wanted to do was to see her naked on the floor. Not brutal, not unkind, enraptured.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Every exchange making him feel like an idiot, making him draw his spine up straight
Sometimes she sat and let her mind go blank and her eyes go out of focus, so that she watched the slow, jerky movements of the motes that floated across her pupils. They amazed her as a child. Now she saw them as a reflection of how she moved, floating listlessly through the world, occasionally bumping into another body without acknowledgment, and then floating on, free and alone.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Sometimes she sat and let her mind go blank and her eyes go out of
I'm not having much of a life. It's not awful, just ordinary. I am trying to accommodate the memories of the life I had with the life I am now living, and I just can't do it. After being behind the wheel of a Lamborghini going 140 down Sunset Drive at four a.m., it's hard to get up and put on a polyester shirt and sell books at Barnes and Noble. But I'm not ashamed of it.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I'm not having much of a life. It's not awful, just ordinary. I am trying
Just as there was a day every spring when the women of the town, as though by some secret signal, appeared in their summer dresses before the first heat was felt, there was as well a day when winter showed the knife before the first laceration.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Just as there was a day every spring when the women of the town, as
I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at
We want to do something with the time we have, something that will give that time a certain meaning, a certain weight.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: We want to do something with the time we have, something that will give that
She believed in the miraculous. Or she had, until she reached an age when, all of a sudden, she realized that the life she was living, was in fact, her life. The clay of her being, so long infinitely malleable, had been formed, hardened into what now seemed a palpable, unchanging object. A shell she inhabited. It shocked her then. It shocked her now, like a slap in the face.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She believed in the miraculous. Or she had, until she reached an age when, all
I know nothing will happen when I tell you I love you. There's no way. You're regular. I'm, well, whatever I am, I'm not regular. I'm not telling you because of that. I'm just telling you so that, when you hail a cab or answer the phone, when you walk into a roomful of strangers, you'll know that there is somebody in the world who loves you and will always love you, wherever you go, whatever happens, until the end of time. Don't ever forget that. Promise you will never forget that you are loved.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I know nothing will happen when I tell you I love you. There's no way.
She had no one in the world. Her whole world, what was left of it, was here, and there was no way to get back to where she had been before. TheRobert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She had no one in the world. Her whole world, what was left of it,
Sometimes I open or close the store. I have keys. I can go in any time I want. Some days, when it's my duty to open the store, I go in at eight o'clock, just to be alone and smell all those books around me. Each one is a door. Each one is a world.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Sometimes I open or close the store. I have keys. I can go in any
It was a story of people who don't choose life over death until it's too late to know the difference, people whose goodness is forgotten, left behind like a child's toy in a dusty playroom, people who see many things and remember only a handful of the them and learn from even fewer, people who hurt themselves, who wreck their own lives and then go on to wreck the lives of those around them, who cannot be helped or assuaged by love or kindness or luck or charm, who forget kindness, the feeling and practice of it, and how it can save even the worst, most misshapen life from despair. It was just a story about despair.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: It was a story of people who don't choose life over death until it's too
She was not a woman she was a world.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She was not a woman she was a world.
If love drove people mad, what would lack of love do?Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: If love drove people mad, what would lack of love do?
He loved her so much he felt his bones would break. Loving her was like lying in a bed of nettles, and the feel of her skin against his was the only balm, the only time the stinging stopped, while, for her, he was the warm bath she took to stave off the cold waterfall of Boaty's indifference.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: He loved her so much he felt his bones would break. Loving her was like
Walk in the middle of the street. At two inRobert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Walk in the middle of the street. At two in
It seems to me that every thing in the light and air ought to be happy, Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave let him know he has enough.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: It seems to me that every thing in the light and air ought to be
He would move from city to city as he had always done, using people, soiling them like sheets and walking away, to find fresh faces and new diversions.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: He would move from city to city as he had always done, using people, soiling
Here's another thing: There are certain wounds that never heal, certain hurts that never leave you alone, like a broken bone that heals wrong and always twinges when it's about to rain.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Here's another thing: There are certain wounds that never heal, certain hurts that never leave
She had always been a chameleon, taking on accents and manners suited to her circumstance, but now she felt as though she had changed into something new, and she couldn't change back.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She had always been a chameleon, taking on accents and manners suited to her circumstance,
But there was no use. There was no point. It was just a story. It was just a story of people, of Ralph and Emilia and Antonio and Catherine and the mothers and the fathers who had died, too soon or late, of people who had hurt one another as much as people can do, who had been selfish and not wise, and had become trapped inside the bitter walls of memories they wished they had never had. ItRobert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: But there was no use. There was no point. It was just a story. It
He was drowsy. "I hope, I hope in my heart, that the fire is out. It burned too hot.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: He was drowsy. "I hope, I hope in my heart, that the fire is out.
He walked home, completely at peace. He knew now he would go on doing the things he was doing
going to work, buying up land he didn't understand, seeing Sylvan Glass for reasons he couldn't help. But he also knew it would all be fine, whatever happened. He knew it was the right thing to do. He was in the place he was meant to be. He was home, finally, at the happy and complete end of his long and troubled road. He was home.
Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: He walked home, completely at peace. He knew now he would go on doing the
I heard this old country guy say once, "I think you decide pretty early on how happy you're going to be, and then you just go on and be it." But I don't think that's the case for a lot of people. For a lot of people, for a lot of the people I met in the bin, I think personal choice has very little to do with it.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I heard this old country guy say once, "I think you decide pretty early on
What makes a child of four realize that something awful is going to happen? (168)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: What makes a child of four realize that something awful is going to happen? (168)
You can live with hopelessness for only so long before you are, in fact, hopeless.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: You can live with hopelessness for only so long before you are, in fact, hopeless.
Play the hand you have, Antonio, that's all anybody expects. And it's a pretty good hand." "I'mRobert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Play the hand you have, Antonio, that's all anybody expects. And it's a pretty good
Her true heart, however, was buried so far inside her, so gone beneath the vast blanket of her lies and deceptions and whims. Like her jewels now beneath the snow, it lay hidden until some thaw might some to it. She had no way of knowing, of course, whether this heart she imagined herself to have was, in fact, real in any way. Perhaps it was like the soldier's severed arm that keeps throbbing for years, or like a broken bone that aches at the approach of a storm. Perhaps the heart she imagined was one she had never really had at all. But how did they do it, those women she saw on the street, laughing with their charming or their ill-tempered children in restaurants, in train stations, everywhere around her? Any why was she left out of the whole sentimental panorama she felt eddying around her every day of her life?Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Her true heart, however, was buried so far inside her, so gone beneath the vast
Hell could be like this ... It could be cold enough to sear the skin from your bones.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Hell could be like this ... It could be cold enough to sear the skin
Then there was survival. There was going on, as she had always gone on, without much joy, against her will, against her instincts, without the stomach for it, but on and on and on, without relief, without release, without a hand to reach out and touch her heart. Without kindness or comfort. But on.
Forced into such poverty, imprisoned in such despair, there was only one thing she was sure she could do. She could survive.
Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Then there was survival. There was going on, as she had always gone on, without
There is a loveliness to life that does not fade. Even in the terrors of the night, there is a tendency toward grace that does not fail us.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: There is a loveliness to life that does not fade. Even in the terrors of
It was just a story about despair.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: It was just a story about despair.
The thousand thousand grasses, dry now in the late-summer heat, bristle like the brittle pages of a thousand ancient books being turned by invisible scholars. Every blade and leaf and rock speaking of loss and endurance, the birds settling down for another night or two before their long, familiar hegira. The landscape he walks is an endless cascade of loss and dying and coming to life again, and he feels the immense silence of the dead and the eternal pulse of the living in the soles of his feet.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: The thousand thousand grasses, dry now in the late-summer heat, bristle like the brittle pages
Now it's your land. But it's important, at least to me,that you remember that it's not just your land. There is a history. Now you're part of it. Good night. And off they go.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Now it's your land. But it's important, at least to me,that you remember that it's
Even if we choose to sever the ties to all we ever knew as home, to redefine the spaces we live in, the emotions that seem most natural to us, the ways we have of loving, there is a haunting feeling of loss and admiration for the people we knew first and best. Even if we never speak to them again, they are our first and purest loves. There is, for all of us, a time in which they meant the world. Sometimes, that time lasts as long as we live. It is eternal as breath. It is changeless and deathless. Sometimes, it ends at a very early age. Sometimes, we cannot help ourselves. Things happen. (203)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Even if we choose to sever the ties to all we ever knew as home,
Such things happen.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Such things happen.
I wasn't safe. I wasn't permanent. My life was a fiction I had created, like an alien who comes to earth and tries to pass as human. The affections of my friends meant nothing to me, directed, as they were, toward a person who wasn't there. There was nobody home.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I wasn't safe. I wasn't permanent. My life was a fiction I had created, like
In times of grief, you're waiting for something to happen, but the thing you're waiting for has already taken place.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: In times of grief, you're waiting for something to happen, but the thing you're waiting
If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you
When you're young, and you head out to wonderful, everything is fresh and bright as a brand new penny, but before you get to wonderful you're going to have to pass through all right. And when you get to all right, stop and take a good long look, because that may be as far as you're ever going to go.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: When you're young, and you head out to wonderful, everything is fresh and bright as
How life goes in bad directions when your heart is asleep.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: How life goes in bad directions when your heart is asleep.
There is in this valley a beating heart. It is always and ever there. And when I am gone, it will beat for you and when you are gone, it will beat for your children and theirs, forever. Forever. Until there is no water, no air, no green in the spring or gold in the autumn, no stars in the sky or wind from the north. And when you cannot speak, it will speak for you. When you cannot see, it will be your eyes. When you cannot remember, it will be your memory. It will never forget you. And when you cannot be faithful, it will save a place for your return. This is a gift to you. It cannot be taken away. It is yours forever. It is the narrative of this world, and the scrapbook of your own small life, and, when you are gone into ash and darkness and the grave, it will tell your story.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: There is in this valley a beating heart. It is always and ever there. And
I would give anything, anything, to be the man to whom this has not happened. I can not accommodate myself to it. In a lifetime of trying, I can not accommodate myself to it.
And now I will have to be that person forever.
Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I would give anything, anything, to be the man to whom this has not happened.
Somewhere in the pain there is pleasure, and that is the most awful part, perhaps. (170)Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Somewhere in the pain there is pleasure, and that is the most awful part, perhaps.
Learning became her. She loved the smell of the book from the shelves, the type on the pages, the sense that the world was an infinite but knowable place. Every fact she learned seemed to open another question, and for every question there was another book.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Learning became her. She loved the smell of the book from the shelves, the type
Women do that as they age, they lighten, become air, their souls ephemeral with memory and experience. Men become more ponderous with the passing of the years, heavy with regret.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Women do that as they age, they lighten, become air, their souls ephemeral with memory
For every question, there is a book.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: For every question, there is a book.
Every day there was some new tragedy, some new and inexplicable failure of the ordinary.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Every day there was some new tragedy, some new and inexplicable failure of the ordinary.
Every week, when I change the sheets, I look at the half of the bed that has not been slept in, as pristine as the day the sheets were changed, and I wonder what happened to the possibilities of my youth. No one has ever slept in that bed but me, and I have only slept on one side of it. In the same chaste, deathlike position every night. All those years. All those years that have passed, in the utter silence of that apartment - silent except for the clink of a knife against a fork, the shutting of a cabinet door, the opening of an envelope.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Every week, when I change the sheets, I look at the half of the bed
The thing is, all memory is fiction. You have to remember that. Of course, there are things that actually, certifiably happened, things you can pinpoint the day, the hour, the minute. When you think about it, though, those things, mostly seem to happen to other people.
This story actually happened, and it happened pretty much the way I am going to tell it to you. It's a true story as much as six decades or telling and remembering can allow it to be true. Time changes things, and you don't always get everything right. You remember a little thing clear as a bell, the weather, say, or the splash of light on the river's ripples as the sun was going down into the black pines. things not even connected to anything in particular, while other things, big things even, come completely disconnected and no longer have any shape or sound. The little things seem more real than the big things.
Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: The thing is, all memory is fiction. You have to remember that. Of course, there
Why is it that, as we lose our loveliness, the sheen of youth, we lose possibility as well? We acquire, but more is vanished than is given, and nothing makes up for the loss of the swallows at the Sherry, or the Victoria diamond, or the nights at Area when your booted feet ground the glass phials of amyl nitrate into the dance floor.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: Why is it that, as we lose our loveliness, the sheen of youth, we lose
She thought of her life, her patchwork quilt of a life, pieced together from castoff scraps of this and that; experience, knowledge, clairvoyance. None of it made any sense to her.Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: She thought of her life, her patchwork quilt of a life, pieced together from castoff
As you have been on the road, what have you been hearing from readers about A RELIABLE WIFE?
RG: The most interesting question came from a young man in his 30s who asked me to discuss the relationship between love and aging. We think when we're young that, as we get older, our passions and enthusiasms will fade, will lose their hold on us, and we will enter into some more gentle phase. I don't find it to be true. Our passions, in fact, intensify, like a sauce that has been reduced to its essence by long slow simmering over a low flame.
Robert Goolrick Goolrick Sayings By Robert Goolrick: As you have been on the road, what have you been hearing from readers about