"Working for the newspaper smothered the best of him. No one could make it big while writing property tax stories and rehashing car accident reports. Jake magnified the injustice of it, the way she continued to squander a sure-fire scheme, allowing their future to flounder and defending the act as her dedication to fairness. Fairness was her excuse, her failure to pick a side ... her failure to pick Keith's side." (Chapter 8)

"We're reporters. We don't make anything."

"You see what you want to. Everybody lies. The world isn't fair. It's always been like this. But you want to pretend it's not."

"How many chances am I supposed to give somebody to ignore me?"

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