"Ignorance is a green switch; it'll hurt you, and won't break."
"Make love to me in Spanish. Not with that other tongue."
"My world is circumscribed by linguistic dangers."
"One should not confuse a label with a commitment."
"So far I had managed to keep humanly alive through transfusions from books."
"This essay collection is ambitious. I think we live in a time that requires ambition, compassion, reflection, and action."