If the sun had burnt out and the seas dried up, Arthur might have been mildly troubled. Maria’s death made him distraught.
Pg. 33, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
In fact, that suited Peter just fine, for somewhere deep in his Celtic-Anglo-Saxon bones, he believed that it was improper for any real man to speak French.
Pg. 50, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
They were good, decent people. The numbers went into their supercomputers time and again, and time and again the results came out: marriage.
Pg. 53, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
He really did believe that the universe had been programmed to bring them together. But it hadn’t happened, had it? Why, why, why? Some zeros and ones in the wrong place? Typical glitch? He understood that it would be asking a lot of the universe to reboot and start all over. Or maybe there was an entirely different explanation — this free-will business. If so, then it was still in his power to make it all work, and maybe he could find a way?
Pg. 144, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
Rather, they were like two acquaintances in a tragedy who, after all the leads had died, had to stay onstage and talk about the weather.
Pg. 165, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
If by doing so he could save a large city from destruction by a madman in possession of a nuclear device, maybe. But a medium-sized city? No way.
Pg. 272, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
“When two people are in love,” he said solemnly, “they are parallel lines. That intersect.”
Pg. 324, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
Wonder, discovery. The point is, part of the fun is learning things about each other, finding the places where you share a border and the others where you are separated by a sea. If you force that process, it’ll never come out right.
Pg. 362, Beginner’s Greek, James Collins