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Sonya Hartnett Quotes

I thought about how stupid it is, that all of us are born destined to desire somebody else, though desire brings with it such disappointment and pain. Humankinds history must be scored bloody with heartbreak. This hankering for affection is a blight upon us.
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Nothing was easy, and sometimes she failed, and sometimes she thought that the fairy stories were right, that there must indeed be easier ways of living happily ever after; but defeat is a poor ending to any tale, so she kept trying.

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How does one craft happiness out of something as important, as complicated, as unrepeatable and as easily damaged as life?

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She doesn't understand that doors, walls, fences, ceilings - they're helpless to keep out what determinedly desires to get in.

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There is nothing that is more beautiful than everything else in the world.

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It is scary, sometimes, Tomas admitted. But the scary bits are what make you brave.

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My life was pouring out my feet and seeping through cracks in the floor; yet still I knelt and did not move, for fear she'd let go my hands. Let me stay, I wanted to beg: Please don't make me go.

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We walked into the forests which encircled the town. I have never liked them, their dark throat, their sullen height, their slump-shouldered gloom. But Evangeline walked steadily into their maw, and I followed her. She wanted to see the swathes which, years ago, the firebug had burned. The furnaced forest was green again, though here and there stood leafless trunks cindered to the core; on the scruffy dirt lay stiff black limbs tangled in morning-glory. Evangeline touched her palm to the charcoal, murmured, 'Poor things.

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I've never really been able to tolerate zoos.

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Yeah, reflections! The same, but different. Like twins - like blood brothers! And when you need something bad done, like punishment or revenge, you'll just ask me, and I will do it -

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A small town has as many eyes as a fly

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A small town is nothing but eyes and gaping maw; it pecks at its own like a flock of vicious birds.

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Goodbye, fin,' I say. And I wish I was going with him, to some warm sheltered hideaway in the hills, wish that I, too, could lie down beside the dog, feel his unbroken heartbeat, smell the dust in his fur.
There's only hours. I steel my courage.
Surrender.

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It is not asking much
one person
out of all the world.

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Andrej thought about it - the notion that the
world was riddled with holes where certain people and animals were meant to be, but weren't.

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How stupid it is that all of us are born destined to desire somebody else.

— Sonya Hartnett

Words on the page are never prisoners of the page

— Sonya Hartnett

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