“Hoping is what people do when they’re too lazy to do anything else.”

Tim Winton, Cloudstreet

Jamie and I listened to Cloudstreet during our long drives while we lived in New South Wales. It was a pleasure to listen to and very fun to share this with Jamie. I remember us both chuckling at this one line–probably for different reasons, but still it was a shared moment I won’t forget.

Context: The quote is Rose Pickle telling Dolly (her mother) about how she feels towards her, and how she feels about life in general. I could see Jamie saying this exact line and that’s what made me chuckle. I believe Jamie laughed about it because he agreed with Rose’s sentiment.