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Diane Setterfield Quotes

What good is truth, at midnight, in the dark, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney?
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What better way to get to know someone than through her choice and treatment of books?

— Diane Setterfield

The hours between eight in the evening and one or two in the morning have always been my magic hours. Against the blue candlewick bedspread the white pages of my open book, illuminated by a circle of lamplight, were the gateway to another world.

— Diane Setterfield

Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Familes are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole.

— Diane Setterfield

Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic. As one tends the graves of the dead, so I tend the books. And every day I open a volume or two, read a few lines or pages, allow the voices of the forgotten dead to resonate inside my head.

— Diane Setterfield

In this cruel world kindness should always be repaid.

— Diane Setterfield

What good is truth, at midnight, in the dark, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney?

— Diane Setterfield

But there can be no secrets in a house where there are children.

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Boys do not leave their boyhood behind when they leave off their school uniform.

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Her eyes were too full of beauty to leave room for anything so mundane as intelligence.

— Diane Setterfield

How many times have I gone back to the border of memory and peered into the darkness beyond? But it is not only memories that hover on the border. There are all sorts of phantasmagoria that inhabit that realm. The nightmares of a lonely child. Fairy tales appropriated by a mind hungry for a story. The fantasies of an imaginative little girl anxious to explain to herself the inexplicable. Whatever story I may have discovered on the frontier of forgetting, I do not pretend to myself that is the truth.

— Diane Setterfield

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