“I know you don’t understand pain…”

“I know you don’t understand pain, Pete.  You’ve hardened yourself to it, like a lot of people, by pretending it doesn’t exist.  So you convinced everybody you’re a real tough guy, a strong man, real independent.  And you gave up some of your humanity, too.  Well, I won’t play that game.  I’ll cling to my humanity, and fight for it if I must.  I loved once, really loved.  And now I hurt.  And I won’t deny either of these things, or pretend they mean any less to me than they do.”
–Keith
“…For a Single Yesterday”
written by George R.R. Martin

This is one in a series of quotations.

I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years.  I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations.  I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people.  In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author.  As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say.  These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on. 

Hope you enjoy them!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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