November 24th, 2003

My Buddy Steve

A couple of selections from Steve Martin’s latest book, “The Pleasure of My Company.” I don’t know that I can recommend the book whole-heartedly, but these quotes really struck me.

She had destroyed whatever was between us by making a profound gaffe: she met me.

And this:

But instead of answering, she smiled, then laughed and put her hand on mine, and said, “Oh, you don’t have to make conversation, I already like you.”

I love a well-written phrase. I wish I could create more of them.

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