"You know, Bo, there is a feeling, in that instant following some life-changing tragedy, that you can actually step back over that silver of time and stop the horror from coming. But that feeling is a lie, because in the tiniest microminisecond after any event occurs, it is as safe in history as Julius Caesar. Data in the universal computer is backed up as it happens."
"He didn't know, of course. Not really. And yet that was what he said, and I was soothed to hear it. For I knew what he meant. We all have our sorrows, and although the exact delineaments, weight and dementions of grief is common to us all. 'I know,' he said, because he was human, and therefore, in a way, he did."
" 'I love you,' he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces."
"Where we choose to be, where we choose to be - we have the power to determine that in our lives. We cannot reel time backward or forward, but we can take ourselves to the place that defines our being."