Sensitive. That killed me. That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat. I gave her a good look. She didn’t look like any dope to me. She looked like she might have a pretty damn good idea what a bastard she was the mother of. But you can’t always tell—with somebody’s mother, I mean. Mothers are all slightly insane. T
예민하다고? 죽여주는군. 그 모로우란 놈이 예민하다면 아무나 앉는 변기만큼 예민하겠지.
모로우의 어머니를 찬찬히 살펴보았지만 바보 같지는 않았다. 자기 애가 얼마나 형편없는지
잘 알고 있을 것처럼 보였다. 그렇지만 엄마들은 참 알 수가 없다. 다들 살짝 미쳐 있으니까.
P. 56. You take somebody’s mother, all they want to hear is what a hot-shot their son is.
엄마들은 누구나 자기 아들이 얼마나 대단한지만 듣고 싶어한다.
P. 169. But you don’t have to be a bad guy to depress somebody—you can be a good guy and do it. All you have to do to depress somebody is give them a lot of phony advice.