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Tracy Chevalier Quotes

We say very little, for we do not need to. We are silent together, each in her own world, knowing the other is just at her back.
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Over his shoulder I saw a star fall. It was me.

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I had walked along that street all my life, but had never been so aware that my back was to my home

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Yes, well, life is a folly. If you live long enough, nothing is surprising.

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I wanted to wear the mantle and the pearls. I wanted to know the man who painted her like that.

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He spoke her name as though he held cinnamon in his mouth.

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I could not think of anything but his fingers on my neck, his thumb on my lips.

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I have a bed and enough to eat and kind people about me. God is still with me. For these things I am grateful and have no reason to complain

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Only thieves and children run.

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We do not need such things to help us to see God," I countered. "We have His Word, and that is
enough.

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Pieter would be pleased with the rest of the coins, the debt now settled. I would not have cost him anything. A maid came free.

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That's how fossil hunting is: It takes over, like a hunger, and nothing else matters but what you find. And even when you find it, you still start looking again the next minute, because there might be something even better waiting.

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There is a difference between Catholic and Protestant attitudes to painting," he explained as he worked, "but it is not necessarily as great as you may think. Paintings may serve a spiritual purpose for Catholics, but remember too that Protestants see God everywhere, in everything. By painting everyday things-tables and chairs, bowls and pitchers, soldiers and maids-are they not celebrating God's creation as well?

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Lick your lips, Griet."
I licked my lips.
"Leave your mouth open."
I was so surprised by this request that my mouth remained open of its own will. I blinked back tears. Virtuous women did not open their mouths in paintings.

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I missed the currency of ideas. In London we had been part of a wide circle of solicitors' families, and social occasions had been mentally stimulating as well as entertaining.

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The grandeur false if you were not grand yourself.

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As a reader, I happen to like turning pages and wanting to know what happens next.

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