Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Favorite Quotes from Shooting the Moon

"We were stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, a flat piece of real estate that threatened to burst into flames every afternoon from June through September." page 11

“The Colonel was born to run the show, and he had a drawer full of medals and ribbons to prove it.” page 11

“You wouldn’t think that some crazy thing Cindy Lorenzo said to you, something made up in her halfway working mind, could hurt your feelings, but Cindy’s words could pinch as hard as her fingers.” page  60

“But the Colonel seemed to want me to be happy, and he seemed genuinely pleased when I was happy, and that struck me as a pretty good definition of love when you got right down to it.” page 80

“…but usually having the Colonel in the house was like having an opera going on.  He was big, he was loud, he had a lot to talk about.” page 87

“He was a big talker, someone who liked words for words’ sake, the sound of them, the way you can pile them up in your mouth and make a poem if you spill them out the right way.” page 92