Craig Johnson quotes and sayings
January 16, 1961
With more than thirty thousand suicides a year, the act is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
Nature hates a vacuum and strange things are drawn into empty places; sometimes oddities survive where nothing else can.
If someone is starving, excessively exercising or using purging behaviors, then we know they are in a high-risk place for turning on the psychiatric illnesses.
It was the second time that day that I stood looking at a space where a large thing wasn't where it was supposed to be.
Somewhere in the distance, the synchronic circles of our pasts had tripped a domino, and the steady whirr had grown till it now drowned with the roar of contingency.
I sometimes think that it's not our enemies that we resent in life, but rather friends we have who stood quietly by and did nothing.
I think there was an awful lot about him that I thought I knew, but the truth was I was just coloring in the missing parts with colors I liked.
Reports of missing persons have increased sixfold in the last twenty-five years, from roughly 150,000 in 1980 to 900,000 this year... More than 2,000 a day.
cahoots being a legal term in Wyoming, see cahooting in the first degree, intent to cahoot, and so on.
I should protect and cherish the young, the old, and the infirm, because at some point I would be all of these things before my own journey ended.
Temptation out of reach does you no good.
I'd say the depths of his stupidity have yet to be plumbed, and yours is coming up fast on the inside turn.
Henry figured that the reason the Cheyenne had always ridden Appaloosas into battle was because by the time the men got there, they were so angry with the horses they were ready to kill everything.
Don't care how big they are, boys; they can't do anything if you get 'em up off the ground.
It's never about who's the fastest, strongest, toughest - it's always about who, when everyone else would pause, will commit.
Do what you're trained to do and you might get out of this alive. Make the right decisions as if your life depended on them, because it does. Hesitate and you hesitate forever.
If there's a character type I despise, it's the all-capable, all-knowing, physically perfect protagonist. My idea of hell would be to be trapped in a four-hundred page, first-person, first-tense, running monologue with a character like that. I think writers who produce characters along those lines should graduate from high school and move on.
Kind of like the tree that falls in the forest when nobody's around? I mean, if nobody remembers the history, did it still happen?
The place was packed as we flooded in, all the patrons freezing at the sight of an armed sheriff, two deputies, an Indian, and a construction worker; we probably looked like the Village People.
Maybe there really isn't any such thing as mortality; life simply wears us out with love.
As your trusted Indian scout, it is important for me to warn you that you are now on perilously thin ice.
Looking at the piles around us - they were like literary land mines just waiting to explode minds.
I hung back at the curb, but it's hard to go unnoticed when you are a powder blue vintage convertible with a cowboy, an Indian, a brunette and a dog inside.
She resembled Anna Karenina, the kind of woman that if you want to kill, you have to hit with a train.
Sons, they have their own plans, but a daughter or granddaughter, they will love you forever and take care of you in your old age.
She was classic Wyoming, that indiscriminate age between thirty and a hundred where the women find a comfort for themselves and just settle in.
We've never done a coordinated music effort. Everything else we've done has been around a holiday - Halloween, Mardi Gras, half way to Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day.
I had warned her that lawyers shouldn't marry other lawyers, that it only led to imbecile paralegals.
Few people knew the shadowy history of the Special Operations Group that had operated out of Laos, but the numbers said it all: For every American Special Forces soldier that was lost, the North Vietnamese lost between 100 and 150 troops. The Bear had been a part of one of the most effective killing machines on either side of the war.
The smooth, steady movement of my actions raised a sliver of panic in the rational man who was abandoning me.
I thought about Maggie and how passion was a difficult thing to sustain, but that friendship had a pace that could go on forever.
Like some strange little religion all its own, the one thing that makes the whole system work is the one thing that it robs you of - faith.
Artists are always good for conversation, so long as you want to talk about their art.
I looked over at her; if women knew how good they looked in the dash light of oversized pickup trucks, they'd never get out of them.
It all came down to judging - if you were a good judge of the man in front of you, you might survive; if not, then you were the honored dead.
He's like a gun; once you point him and pull the trigger, it's too late to change your mind.
The problem with anger is that once it burns out, you're left with empty tanks.
He mulled that over. "Sheriff Connally woulda let us shoot 'em." I reached over and took his coffee away from him. "Yep. Lucian probably would have done the job himself, but we're living in more enlightened times." I drained his cup and handed it back with a smile. "Ain't it grand?
A writer, like a sheriff, is the embodiment of a group of people and without their support both are in a tight spot.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Honore de Balzac
Miguel de Cervantes
Joyce Carol Oates
Marquis de Sade
John Lancaster Spalding
Edwin Way Teale
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