"French is the language that turns dirt into romance."
"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries."
"Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty."
"The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out."
"We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones."