Sally Rooney

Normal People

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Ksenia Oschepkova
Ksenia Oschepkovahas quotedlast year
Marianne had the sense that her real life was happening somewhere very far away, happening without her, and she didn’t know if she would ever find out where it was and become part of it.
Dilara
Dilarahas quoted5 months ago
Marianne had the sense that her real life was happening somewhere very far away, happening without her, and she didn’t know if she would ever find out where it was and become part of it
Yves Tanguy
Yves Tanguyhas quotedlast year
Is the world such an evil place, that love should be indistinguishable from the basest and most abusive forms of violence?
Ksenia Oschepkova
Ksenia Oschepkovahas quotedlast year
Everyone was laughing and drinking. It felt nothing like his real life. He didn’t know these people at all, he hardly even believed in them, or in himself.
Mariana Azcárraga Quiza
Mariana Azcárraga Quizahas quoted4 days ago
Well, but the time is more real. Time consists of physics, money is just a social construct.
Mariana Azcárraga Quiza
Mariana Azcárraga Quizahas quoted4 days ago
Generally I find men are a lot more concerned with limiting the freedoms of women than exercising personal freedom for themselves, says
Mariana Azcárraga Quiza
Mariana Azcárraga Quizahas quoted5 days ago
It’s something to do with capitalism, she said.
Yeah. Everything is, that’s the problem, isn’t it?
Dmitry Gusev
Dmitry Gusevhas quoted11 days ago
Yeah, he said. I’m going to have to move out of Niall’s place.

When? said Marianne.

Pretty soon. Next week maybe.

Her face hardened, without displaying any particular emotion. Oh, she said. You’ll be going home, then.

He rubbed at his breastbone then, feeling short of breath. Looks like it, yeah, he said.

She nodded, raised her eyebrows briefly and then lowered them again, and stared down into her cup of coffee. Well, she said. You’ll be back in September, I assume.

His eyes were hurting and he closed them. He couldn’t understand how this had happened, how he had let the discussion slip away like this. It was too late to say he wanted to stay with her, that was clear, but when had it become too late? It seemed to have happened immediately. He contemplated putting his face down on the table and just crying like a child. Instead he opened his eyes again.

Yeah, he said. I’m not dropping out, don’t worry.

So you’ll only be gone three months.

Yeah.

There was a long pause.

I don’t know, he said. I guess you’ll want to see other people, then, will you?

Finally, in a voice that struck him as truly cold, Marianne said: Sure.

He got up then and poured his coffee down the sink, although it wasn’t finished. When he left her building he did cry, as much for his pathetic fantasy of living in her apartment as for their failed relationship, whatever that was.
Алина Калинина
Алина Калининаhas quoted20 days ago
two people who, over the course of several years, apparently could not leave one another alone.
Kristina Panova
Kristina Panovahas quoted23 days ago
pulling out of his grasp,
Kristina Panova
Kristina Panovahas quoted23 days ago
The mattress was stained badly with damp
Kristina Panova
Kristina Panovahas quoted23 days ago
Nonetheless Connell is considered quite a catch these days
Kristina Panova
Kristina Panovahas quoted23 days ago
She doesn’t know the name of the river that runs brown and bedraggled past the Centra
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
How strange to feel herself so completely under the control of another person, but also how ordinary. No one can be independent of other people completely, so why not give up the attempt, she thought, go running in the other direction, depend on people for everything, allow them to depend on you, why not. She knows he loves her, she doesn’t wonder about that anymore
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
She used to wonder if he really loved her
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
Marianne is neither admired nor reviled anymore. People have forgotten about her. She’s a normal person now
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
Then it went away, and a certain short chapter of her youth had concluded, and she had survived it, it was done
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
That’s money, the substance that makes the world real.
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
At the moment they’re both engrossed in the Edward Snowden story, Marianne because of her interest in the architecture of global surveillance, and Connell because of the fascinating personal drama
Дария
Дарияhas quoted24 days ago
he’s curiously eager to impress on Lorraine how normal their relationship is
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