“She knows, now, absolutely, hearing the white noise that is London, that Damien’s theory of jet lag is correct: that her mortal soul is leagues behind her, being reeled in on some ghostly umbilical down the vanished wake of the plane that brought her here, hundreds of thousands of feet above the Atlantic. Souls can’t move that quickly, and are left behind, and must be awaited, upon arrival, like lost luggage.”

~Pattern Recognition, William Gibson

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