The Simile Museum

Category: Simile

Naive Honeymooners

“Oliver might have guessed at other reasons; he had felt too happy to look for them. Like a driver who has found a shortcut on his daily route, like a soldier who has won an objective without bloodshed, like a writer who has made his point thriftily, he drew happiness from his own efficacy.”

-Harry Matthews


“They hold each other. Julie is very white, her hair prickly-short. The room’s darkness is pocked with little bits of Los Angeles, at night, through glass. The dark drifts down around them and fits like a gardener’s glove.”

-David Foster Wallace


“She smiled at him like they were about to rob a bank together.”

-Rachel Kushner