Who wants transparency when you can have magic? Who wants prose when you can have poetry? Pull away the veil and what are you left with? An ordinary young woman of modest ability and little imagination. But wrap her up like this, anoint her with oil, and hey, presto, what do you have? A goddess.
You are the oldest young person I’ve ever met! And coming from an immortal, that’s saying something.
You know how they say that youth is wasted on the young? Well, I say don’t let the wisdom of age be wasted on you.[to Roy]
Kelly, you’re too young to appreciate the irony of this, but the car we’re driving belonged to a woman who tried to kill me. Of course I tried to kill her too. It was all very complicated.
It’s perfectly normal for a younger man to be sexually attracted to a mature woman. In fact, when you stigmatize his choice, then you feed into an unhealthy narrative on masculinity in middle age.[to Otis]
I know that I’m young. And some would say my sex puts me at a disadvantage. But I know my duty, and I assure you I am ready for the great responsibility that lies before me.
Every beautiful young thing is hilarious. And then you get old and you don’t understand why everyone isn’t still laughing at your jokes.