Children are important and serving each other is important, says the Governor, and everything else is not as important. We argue and debate and excoriate and demonize and send things to committee, says the Governor, and meanwhile children starve and are raped and endure illnesses a doctor could arrest in an instant.
— Mink River by Brian Doyle
“I think the Bible is full of mistakes. I thought I would correct them. For instance, where does it say that all living things are equal?”
The priest shook his head. “It doesn’t say that. It says man has dominion over the creatures of the earth.”
“Well, that’s where it needs to be fixed. That’s part of the trouble, don’t you see?”
— Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
We hunted again that afternoon, under skies so cold frost paisleyed the gunbarrels.
— Peace Like a River by Leif Enger