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Eleanor Catton Quotes

It is always a starkly private moment when a governor first apprehends his subject as a man—perhaps not as an equal, but at least as a being, irreducible, possessed of frailties, enthusiasms, a real past, and an uncertain future.
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A woman fallen has no future; a man risen has no past.

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Sometimes I'll read something on Twitter, and I'll just be in the darkest of moods for the rest of the day or the rest of the week sometimes.

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He built his persona as a shield around his person, because he knew very well how little his person could withstand.

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But time and distance is nothing in the face of true affinity ...

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I like to think that you receive my words with pleasure but am content with the more probable event that you do not read them at all. In either case writing is a comfort to me and gives shape to my days.

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It was a strange thing to behold a whore in mourning - rather like seeing a dandified cleric, or a child with a moustache; it gave one a sense of confusion.

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Remember that these years of your daughters life are only the rehearsal for everything that comes after. Remember that its in her best interests to slip up now, while she's still safe in the green room ... Dont wait until she's out in the savage white light of the floods, where everyone can see. Let her practice everything in a safe environment, with a helmet and kneepads and packed lunches, and you at the end of the hall with the door cracked open in case anyone cries out in the long hours of the night.

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The first blush of love, when the self has lost its mooring, and, half-drowning, succumbs to a fearful tide.

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A lucky man, I've always said, is a man who was lucky once, and after that, he learned a thing or two about investment. Luck only happens once and it's always an accident when it does. (Dick Mannering
19th century New Zealand goldfields magnate)

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His vanity required constant stimulation, and constant proof that the ongoing creation of his selfhood was a project that he himself controlled.

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As she rises, she will have to reconcile herself." "Reconcile-?" "The savage and the civil,

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I take your point; it's this twilight that's the danger, between the old world and the new.

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Are you fixing to stay in this country, then, Walter? After you've dug yourself a patch, and made yourself a pile?'
'I expect my luck will decide that question for me.'
'Would you call it lucky to stay, or lucky to go?'
'I'd call it lucky to choose,' said Moody-surprising himself, for that was not the answer he would have given, three months prior.

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Putting one in mind, perpetually, of an untended icebox in which an uncured joint has spoiled.

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