The Guardian

From Quotes
We all want to be happy, and we're all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.
William Boyd
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The Guardian

Ben Randall

  • Ya know, there never was anyone else Mag's.
  • When the heck did we get old?

Maggie McGlone

  • "[while talking with Ben Randall]" Your wife left you. Your best friend is dead. You sound like a damn country song. If you had a dog, he'd be run over by now.
  • Like hell, Ben, you're a bigamist. You've been married to the coast guard all along. Now gimme that shoulder. Prolly swollen out of socket tryin to prove you was still nineteen.
  • Hell, I've always been old Ben. Ya' know what though, I don't mind. I mean if my muscles ache, it's because I've used 'em. It's hard for me to walk up them steps now, its 'cuz I walked up 'em every night to lay next to a man who loved me. I got a few wrinkles here and there, but I've layed under thousands of skies with sunny days. I look and feel this way, well cuz I drank and I smoked. I lived and I loved, danced, sang, sweat and screwed my way thorough a pretty damn good life if you ask me. Getting old ain't bad Ben. Getting old, that's earned.