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Edmund De Waal Quotes

Even when one is no longer attached to things, its still something to have been attached to them; because it was always for reasons which other people didnt grasp ... There are the places in memory you do not wish to go with others.
— Edmund De Waal —

Stories are a kind of thing, too. Stories and objects share something, a patina. I thought I had this clear, two years ago before I started, but I am no longer sure how this works. Perhaps a patina is a process of rubbing back so that the essential is revealed, the way that a striated stone tumbled in a river feels irreducible, the way that this netsuke of a fox has become little more than a memory of a nose and a tail. But it also seems additive, in the way that a piece of oak furniture gains over years and years of polishing, and the way the leaves of my medlar shine.

— Edmund De Waal

He stands with his hands in his pockets, well-dressed and self-assured, with his life before him and a plush armchair behind him.

— Edmund De Waal

Even when one is no longer attached to things, it's still something to have been attached to them; because it was always for reasons which other people didn't grasp ... ' There are the places in memory you do not wish to go with others.

— Edmund De Waal

Course, and were part of his life with Jiro.

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And so you paint pagodas and carp and phoenixes, but you also paint English country houses, and churches and coats of arms, the crucifixion, inscriptions in Persian and Arabic, carnations and tulips, mottos in Latin and knights in armour and Andromeda. v

— Edmund De Waal

There is no straight road to finding yourself, to making something.

— Edmund De Waal

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