Quotes from “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides

Aleksandra
Aleksandrahas quoted2 years ago
“The Greeks built the Parthenon and the Egyptians built the pyramids back when the Anglo-Saxons were still dressing in animal skins.”
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
This was part of being sophisticated, too. You drank cheap Liebfraumilch in plastic cups, calling it cocktails, and carved off hunks of Cheddar cheese with a Swiss Army knife.
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
The doctor’s name was Muller. German by blood, he renounced his race when it came to its cooking. With postwar guilt, he decried bratwurst, sauerbraten, and Konigsberger Klopse as dishes verging on poison. They were the Hitler of foods
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
The doctor’s name was Muller. German by blood, he renounced his race when it came to its cooking. With postwar guilt, he decried bratwurst, sauerbraten, and Konigsberger Klopse as dishes verging on poison. They were the Hitler of foods.
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
The doctor’s name was Muller. German by blood, he renounced his race when it came to its cooking. With postwar guilt, he decried bratwurst, sauerbraten, and Konigsberger Klopse as dishes verging on poison. They were the Hitler of foods.
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
t was all around me from the beginning, the weight of female suffering, with its biblical justification and vanishing acts.
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
This led to the only contribution Greeks have ever made to African American culture (aside from the wearing of gold medallions) as the blacks of Detroit began to buy dream books themselves.
vergazovaa
vergazovaahas quoted2 years ago
This led to the only contribution Greeks have ever made to African American culture (aside from the wearing of gold medallions) as the blacks of Detroit began to buy dream books themselves. T
ClaudeCKenny
ClaudeCKennyhas quoted2 years ago
Like Tiresias, I was first one thing and then the other.
Katya Rogovska
Katya Rogovskahas quoted3 years ago
Luce put his hand on the small of my back. Men have an annoying way of doing that. They touch your back as though there’s a handle there, and direct you where they want you to go.
Katya Rogovska
Katya Rogovskahas quoted3 years ago
Luce put his hand on the small of my back. Men have an annoying way of doing that. They touch your back as though there’s a handle there, and direct you where they want you to go. Or they place their hand on top of your head, paternally. Men and their hands. You’ve got to watch them every minute.
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
There was so much love in Milton’s eyes that it was impossible to look for truth.
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy.” I’d like to show how “intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members” connects with “the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age.” I’d like to have a word for “the sadness inspired by failing restaurants” as well as for “the excitement of getting a room with a minibar.”
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
’s possible that a hint of self-destructiveness played a part in my grandfather’s numbers-playing. Full of survivor’s guilt, he was surrendering himself to the random forces of the universe, trying to punish himself for still being alive. But, mostly, gambling just filled his empty days.
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
And what story does the Church have to tell? That’s easy. It’s the greatest story ever told.”
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
That’s how people live, Milt”—Michael Antoniou again, still kindly, gently—“by telling stories.
Johanna Ivanova de Mendoza
Johanna Ivanova de Mendozahas quoted3 years ago
“Why don’t you go back to your own country?” one of them shouted.
“This is my country,” Lefty said, and to prove it, he did a very American thing: he reached under the counter and produced a pistol.
Карина
Каринаhas quoted3 years ago
She began to slip them one by one through her fingers, exactly as her father had done, and her grandfather, and her great-grandfather, performing a family legacy of precise, codified, thorough worrying.
Карина
Каринаhas quoted3 years ago
Years later, in her widowhood, when she’d spend a decade in bed trying with great vitality to die, she would finally agree that those two years between wars a half century earlier had been the only decent time in her life;
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