• But, she knew, you didn’t have to marry your soulmate, and you didn’t even have to marry an Interesting. You didn’t always need to be the dazzler, the firecracker, the one who cracked everyone up, or made everyone want to sleep with you, or be the one who wrote and starred in the play that got the standing ovation. You could cease to be obsessed with the idea of being interesting

    Meg Wolitzer
  • But clearly life took people and shook them around until finally they were unrecognizable even to those who had once known them well. Still, there was power in once having known someone

    Meg Wolitzer
  • The generation that had information, but no context. Butter, but no bread. Craving, but no longing

    Meg Wolitzer
  • Dennis was present, still present, and this, she thought as she stayed landed against him, was no small talent

    Meg Wolitzer
  • Twitter," said Manny, waving his hand. "You know what that is? Termites with microphones

    Meg Wolitzer
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