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Ann Patchett

    Nina Vyvcharukhas quoted2 years ago
    “But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so we’re not seeing it as the people we were, we’re seeing it as the people we are, and that means the past has been radically altered
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    Not only was everyone there certain of a kiss, they claimed they could identify the type of kiss: it was strong and passionate, and it took her by surprise.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    True life was kept safe in the lines of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin while you went out into the world and met the obligations required of you.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    If a human soul should dream of me, may he still remember me on awaking!
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    Having no understanding of French did not keep a priest safe from Carmen. Carmen gave him dreams.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    It was almost enough to make a man quit, so that he could know the pleasures of starting again.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    There were worse reasons to keep a person hostage. You keep someone always for what he or she is worth to you, for what you can trade her for, money or freedom or somebody else you want more.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    The kind of love that offers its life so easily, so stupidly, is always the love that is not returned.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    A daughter was a battle between fathers and boys in which the fathers fought valiantly and always lost.
    Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
    “The quality of the gift depends on the sincerity of the giver. It also helps if the gift is something the receiver actually wants. So far you’ve given me your handkerchief, your notebook, and your pen. All three things I wanted.”
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