All quotes by author Raymond Carver
“Cool summer nights. Windows open. Lamps burning.
Fruit in the bowl. And your head on my shoulder.
These the happiest moments in the day.
Next to the early morning hours, of course.
And the time just before lunch. And the afternoon,
and early evening hours. But I do love these
summer nights. Even more, I think, than those other
times. The work finished for the day.
And no one who can reach us now. Or ever.”
"It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love."
"That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones."
"And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth."
"Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read."
"Dreams, you know, are what you wake up from."
"There isn't enough of anything
as long as we live. But at intervals
a sweetness appears and, given a chance