Pretty soon it would all be happening at the speed of thought, before it could actually happen, so that nothing would ever have to happen again.

You’d only think things had happened, and if anything ever did happen, you wouldn’t know the difference.

~Synners, Pat Cadigan

Virginity was a half-starved dog you were looking after, wanted to give away as quickly as possible so you could forget it ever existed

~Fen, Daisy Johnson

Delight seems insubstantial; happiness feels more grounded; ecstasy is what I shoot for; satisfaction is hardest to attain.

~The Sentence, Louise Erdrich

But knowing everything is too much like knowing nothing; without a story, it’s all just information.

~The Candy House, Jennifer Egan