Pauline cried out; and as she heard her own vain emphasis, added with a little despairing laugh: “How can I tell you? I only want everything to be as it is—for myself, I mean.” “Change,” said the shape. “I don’t change.” Pauline cried out: “And if it changes, it shall change as it must, and I shall want it as it is then.” She laughed again at the useless attempt to explain.
95% of our writing process is just trying to make each other laugh, but we genuinely don’t expect anyone else to be amused by our nonsense.
Sean Bonner and Allen Morgenstern, The New Oklahoma
Al: Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.
Ted Mann, Deadwood s01e12
“Their sighs attract the unsubstantial shapes
Of other women, and their kisses burn
Cold on the lips whose purple blood escapes,
A thin chill stream; they feel not nor discern,
Nor love’s low laugh return.” [via]