Moonlight Mile Quotes.

1. "I normally can't stand vice-free people. They conflate a narcissistic instinct for self-preservation with moral superiority. Plus they suck the life right out of a party."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

2. "My daughter squealed again and both Bubba and I winced. It’s not an attractive sound, that. It’s high-pitched and it enters your ear canals like hot glass. No matter how much I love my daughter, I will never love her squealing. Or maybe I will. Maybe I do. Driving down 93, I realized once and for all, that I love the things that chafe. The things that fill me with stress so total I can’t remember when a block of it didn’t rest on top of my heart. I love what, if broken, can’t be repaired. What, if lost can’t be replaced. I love my burdens."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

3. "The sound of her breathing reminded me, as it so often did, of how vulnerable she was. And how vulnerable we were because of how much we loved her. The fear - that something could happen to her at any moment, something I'd be helpless to stop - had become so omnipresent in my life that I sometimes pictured it growing, like a third arm, out of the center of my chest."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

4. "My blessings outweigh my regrets."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

5. "After my daughter was born, I’d considered buying a shotgun to ward off potential suitors fourteen or so years up the road. Now, as I listened to these girls babble and imagined Gabby one day talking with the same banality and ignorance of the English language, I thought of buying the same shotgun to blow my own fucking head off."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

6. "It's odd how fast a beautiful woman can turn a guy's mind into lint storage. Just by being a beautiful woman."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

7. "She had the air of someone clinging to a wall of soap."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

8. "I'd like to say I found a sublime beauty in it all, but I didn't. And yet. And yet, this life we'd built filled our car"
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

9. "The lines in her face were deep enough to hide gravel in."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

10. "All the stuff our fathers took for granted as long as you worked hard, the great safety net and the fair wage and the gold watch at the end of it all? That's all gone around here, my friend."
- Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

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