Herman Koch Quotes

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Herman Koch Quotes

I sometimes heard the parents of Michels playmates sigh about how, after a busy day, they really needed "a moment to themselves." The children were in bed at last, and then came the magic moment, and not a minute earlier. Ive always thought that was strange, because for me that moment began much earlier. When Michel came home from school, for example, and everything was as it should be.
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All these heads, I thought. All these heads into which everything disappears.

— Herman Koch

When the conversation turns too quickly to films,I see it as a sign of weakness.

— Herman Koch

That was how I looked at life sometimes, as a warm meal that was growing cold. I knew I had to eat, or else I would die, but I had lost my appetite.

— Herman Koch

When we were still living at home, all he ever drank was cola, huge amounts of it; he had no problem knocking back an entire king-size bottle at dinnertime. Then he would produce these gigantic belches, for which he was sometimes sent to his room, belches that lasted ten years or longer
like subterranean thunder rolling up and exploding from somewhere deep down in his stomach
and for which he enjoyed a certain schoolyard fame: among the boys, that is, for he knew even then that girls were only repulsed by burps and farts.

— Herman Koch

Er was een dokter in de zaal.

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He was, in any case, more intelligent than the moronic heap of compost sitting across the desk from me

— Herman Koch

Anger made her prettier. Especially her eyes-it was a look that put men to shame.

— Herman Koch

Het was mijn ervaring dat je tegenover lagere intelligenties het beste glashard kon liegen; met een leugen bood je de sufferds de mogelijkheid om zich zonder gezichtsverlies terug te trekken.

— Herman Koch

Nee, het rampzalige was wanneer ze je begonnen te vragen 'wat je nou eigenlijk wilde in dit leven?', terwijl ze zelf toch het beste voorbeeld gaven van hoe je het in elk geval niet aan moest pakken.

— Herman Koch

I sometimes heard the parents of Michel's playmates sigh about how, after a busy day, they really needed "a moment to themselves." The children were in bed at last, and then came the magic moment, and not a minute earlier. I've always thought that was strange, because for me that moment began much earlier. When Michel came home from school, for example, and everything was as it should be.

— Herman Koch

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