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Herta-Muller Quotes

Women always need other women to lean on. They become friends in order to hate each other better. The more they hate each other, the more inseparable they become.
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When we don't speak, said Edgar, we become unbearable, and when we do, we make fools of ourselves.

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If only the right person would have to leave, everyone else would be able to stay in the country.

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My flesh was burning where the skin was scraped off my knees, and I was afraid that I couldn't be alive anymore with so much pain, and at the same time I knew I was alive because it hurt. I was afraid that death would find its way into me through this open knee and I quickly covered my knee with my hands.

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Once upon a time they had some bad luck, and they blame everything on that.

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To combat death you don't need much of a life, just one that isn't yet finished.

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In this county, we had to walk, eat, sleep and love in fear.

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Silence is also a form of speaking.

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Who can take a single step with his head?

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Even judges' children hear something about the world, they go to the Black Sea like everyone in the country. They look out and feel the same urge to go somewhere, feel it tugging at them from head to toe. You don't have to be particularly bad off to think: This can't be a the life I get. The judges' children know as well as Lilli and me that the same sky that looks down on the border guards stretches all the way to Italy or Canada, where things are better than here. One way or the other, the attempt will be made, whether sooner or later, in this way or that.

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I've always had just enough sense to spare others, but never enough to save myself from misfortune.

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Jesus sleeps on the cross by the church door. When he wakes up, he'll be old. The air in the village will be brighter than his naked skin.

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Daytime sleep is not deep black; it's shallow and yellow. Our sleep is restless, the sunlight falls on our pillows. But it does make the day a little shorter.

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Before the war an apple tree had stood behind the church. It was an apple tree that ate its own apples.

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Then you go on talking, about something you never actually mention. And your forehead and mouth are as far apart as they can be.

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Hunger is not an object.

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Hunger is an object.

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Tereza's death hurt me so much, it was as if I had two heads smashing into each other. One was full of mown love, the other of hate. I wanted the love to grow back. It grew like grass and straw, all mixed up together, and turned into an icy affirmation on my brow. That was my damn stupid plant.

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