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"I don't claim a lot of experience with crying women, but in stories I read, the man always holds the woman close and lets her cry. And it always turns out to have been the wise, understanding thing to do; I've never heard of a single authenticated case where the wise, understanding thing was to distract her with card tricks or tickling her feet. So I was wise and understanding: I held Becky close and let her cry, because I didn't know what else to do or say."

- Jack Finney, "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers", p. 47

Date: 2008-05-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_profiterole_/
That's a good quote. ^^

Date: 2008-05-04 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silversolitaire.livejournal.com
Yeah, I never thought that book would actually be good, but it is! I'm having a great time reading it! :D

Date: 2008-05-04 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] johanirae.livejournal.com
I'd think an upset woman may do something violent with those cards so yeah, hugging may be the way to go XD

Date: 2008-05-04 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silversolitaire.livejournal.com
Lulz yeah... better not try that genius idea there! XD

Gotta love Miles. He's such a beautifully clueless character.

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