Water for Elephants

Pages: 2 (611 words) Published: November 23, 2010
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* “Nothing happens to me anymore. That's the reality of getting old, and I guess that's really the crux of the matter. I'm not ready to be old yet.” Jacob
* “In the entire history of our marriage, it was the only secret I kept from her, and eventually it became impossible to fix. With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.” Jacob

* “Age is a terrible thief. Just when you're getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back. It makes you ache and muddies your head and silently spreads cancer throughout your spouse.” Jacob

* “Although there are times I'd give anything to have her back, I'm glad she went first. Losing her was like being cleft down the middle. It was the moment it all ended for me, and I wouldn't have wanted her to go through that. Being the survivor stinks.” Jacob

* “Keeping up the appearance you have all your marbles is hard work but important.” Jacob
* “He may be wrong in the details, but he's not lying...He really believes that he carried water for the elephants.” Rosemary (nurse)
* “Sometimes when you get older...things you think on and wish on start to seem real. And then you believe them, and before you know it they become part of your history, and if someone challenges you on them and says they're not true- why you get offended.” Rosemary (nurse)

* “No woman is worth two bottles of whiskey.”
* “I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.” Jacob about Marlena
* “Sometimes I think that if I had to choose between an ear of corn or making love to a woman, I'd chose the corn. Not that I wouldn't love to have a final roll in the hay - I am a man yet, and some things never die - but the thought of those sweet kernels...
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