Thursday, July 31, 2008

garp quote

just started reading for fun, from irving's the world according to garp:

"She felt if she ever had children she would love them no less when they were twenty than when they were two; they might need you more at twenty, she thought. What do you really need when you're two?

In the hospital, the babies were the easiest patients. The older they got, the more they needed; and the less anyone wanted or loved them."

1 comment:

kim said...

my favorite part of that book (and the only part i really remember) is the story he writes about the circus family.

if babies need more as they get older, could that mean they need each other and then are needed?

miss you <3