"They're out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them."They're out there.
"Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it. "
"The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods."
"I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbines's father over the top of the Standard Oil sign."
"When I was little I would think of ways to kill my Daddy."
"Three weeks after Granny Blakeslee died, Grandpa came to our house for his early morning snort of whiskey, as usual, and said to me, "Will Tweedy? Go find your mama, then run up to yore Aunt Loma's..."
"While Pearl Tull was dying, a funny thought occurred to her."
"This morning before I came to Ruth's house, I made yet another casserole for my husband and my daughter."