"- Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision.
Constantine was so close, I could see the blackness of her gums.
- You gone have to ask yourself, Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today."
"Don't waste your time on the obvious things. Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else."
"Every time we meet, I complain. I moan. I get mad and throw a hot potato fit. But here's the thing: I like telling my stories. It feels like I'm doing something about it. When I leave, the concrete in my chest has loosened, melted down so I can breathe for a few days."
"... trying to understand is vital to our humanity."