Quotes from “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett

MaríaJosé E.H.
MaríaJosé E.H.has quoted2 years ago
. She was thrilled that at the very least she understood the nature of mistakes
Marieke van Dam
Marieke van Damhas quoted2 years ago
He had no buffer to carry him through the unexpected.
Elena
Elenahas quotedlast year
All the stories go with you, Franny thought, closing her eyes. All the things I didn’t listen to, won’t remember, never got right, wasn’t around for. All the ways to get to Torrance.
Elena
Elenahas quotedlast year
This was the deal of taking her father to chemo when none of the doctors spoke in terms of a cure: this was the time she had, these were all the stories she was going to get. It was why she and Caroline took turns flying out to Los Angeles, because they’d never been with him for very long. It was to give Marjorie a break because it was Marjorie who did all the work, but more than anything it was to have a chance at the stories he was going to take with him. She would call Caroline tonight after their father had gone to sleep and tell her about Lomer
MaríaJosé E.H.
MaríaJosé E.H.has quoted2 years ago
Franny gave her sister a tired smile. “Oh, my love,” she said. “What do the only children do?”
MaríaJosé E.H.
MaríaJosé E.H.has quoted2 years ago
There’s no protecting anyone,” Fix said, and reached over from his wheelchair to put his hand on hers. “Keeping people safe is a story we tell ourselves.”
MaríaJosé E.H.
MaríaJosé E.H.has quoted2 years ago
All the stories go with you, Franny thought, closing her eyes. All the things I didn’t listen to, won’t remember, never got right, wasn’t around for. All the ways to get to Torrance.
MaríaJosé E.H.
MaríaJosé E.H.has quoted2 years ago
The tall young novelist followed her to the kitchen. For a minute she thought he was interested in helping before realizing that he was in fact just interested
Marieke van Dam
Marieke van Damhas quoted2 years ago
He cupped his hands around his eyes and peered in the window, trying to see whatever it was he wanted
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