Coffee on an airplane always smells bad. Whenever it is served, suddenly the whole cabin stinks of it.

- Jonathan Carroll

People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both.

- Jonathan Carroll

I don't like to have to pan for gold when I read.

- Jonathan Carroll

Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed, carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago. Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere, it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings.

- Jonathan Carroll

I write about what interests me. It's very dangerous when you try to satisfy an audience.

- Jonathan Carroll

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.

- Jonathan Carroll

Old people are often impatient, but for what?

- Jonathan Carroll

At a Boston signing, someone from the audience asked why I was so obsessed with furniture in my books. The question rattled around in my head. I had no idea that I was obsessed with furniture.

- Jonathan Carroll

It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.

- Jonathan Carroll

The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69.

- Jonathan Carroll