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#1. The journey is over when you begin to love, thought Jean, as the two youngsters feasted their eyes on each other. - Author: Nina George
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#2. Books aren't eggs, you know. Simply because a book has aged a bit doesn't mean it's gone bad. - Author: Nina George
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#3. Ritual of the Ashes," the Occitan prayer of the dead, which - Author: Nina George
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#4. Loving requires so much courage and so little expectation. - Author: Nina George
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#5. It's amazing how close you are to your essential self as a kid, he thought, and how far from it you drift the more you strive to be loved. - Author: Nina George
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#6. Shouldn't we carry on living the same way until the last, because that is what vexes death the most - to see us drinking life to the final draft? - Author: Nina George
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#7. Do we only decide in retrospect that we've been happy? Don't we notice when we're happy, or do we realize only much later that we were? - Author: Nina George
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#8. Whenever Monsieur Perdu looked at a book, he did not see it purely in terms of a story, retail price and an essential balm for the soul; he saw freedom on wings of paper. - Author: Nina George
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#9. Yes, when I feel afraid I want to go to sleep - the soul's refuge from panic. But - Author: Nina George
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#10. ...Time had seemed infinite when she still had many years and decades ahead of her. A book waiting to be written: as a girl, that was how she had seen her future life. Now she was sixty, and the pages were blank. Infinity had passed like one long continuous day. - Author: Nina George
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#11. We cannot decide to love. We cannot compel anyone to love us. There's no secret recipe, only love itself. And we are at its mercy--there's nothing we can do. - Author: Nina George
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#12. Perdu and Cuneo gaped at creatures that seemed to have sprung from Middle Earth or Winterfell. Such is the power of books. - Author: Nina George
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#13. Perdu wanted Anna to feel that she was in a nest. He wanted her to sense the boundless possibilities offered by books. They would always be enough. They would never stop loving their readers. They were a fixed point in an otherwise unpredictable world. In life. In love. After death. - Author: Nina George
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#14. In the end, I'm only going next door.
To the end of the corridor, into my favorite room.
And from there, out into the garden.
And there I will become light and go wherever I want. - Author: Nina George
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#15. Anna worked in television advertising, she told him.

In a studio with guys past their sell-by date, who mistake women for a cross between an espresso machine and a sofa. - Author: Nina George
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#16. It was as if he had passed through a gate of fear and had realised to his surprise that behind it lay not a gaping chasm, but other doors, bright hallways and inviting rooms. - Author: Nina George
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#17. A wood that smells of the sea. - Author: Nina George
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#18. He had found beneath the sorrow a place where emotion and happiness could live alongside tenderness and the realization that he was lovable after all. - Author: Nina George
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#19. As they made their way from the small marina across the campsite and through the town gate to the bakery, an orc came toward them carrying an armful of baguettes. It was accompanied by an elf dressed up as Legolas, its eyes glued to its iPhone. - Author: Nina George
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#20. Books were my friends," said Catherine, and cooled her cheek, which was red from the heat of cooking, on her wineglass. "I think I learned all my feelings from books. In them I loved and laughed and found out more than in my whole nonreading life. - Author: Nina George
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#21. Incidentally, you really can scream with your heart; but it's incredibly painful. - Author: Nina George
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#22. I'm looking for what I was capable of before... Or to be more precise, I'm trying to see whether I'm still capable of it. - Author: Nina George
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#23. All the love, all the dead, all the people we've known. They are the rivers that feed our sea of souls. If we refuse to remember them, that sea will dry up too. - Author: Nina George
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#24. And slowly, infinitely slowly, he began to trust. Not the sea, from from it; no one should make that mistake! - Author: Nina George
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#25. She loved historical novels in which women dressed as men and outgrew their limited opportunities. And - Author: Nina George
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#26. As long as she doesn't turn too smart for men
For the stupid ones, she will, Madame. But who wants them anyway? A stupid man is every woman's' downfall. - Author: Nina George
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#27. He calls books freedoms. And homes too. They preserve all the good words that we so seldom use. Leniency. Kindness. Contradiction. Forbearance. - Author: Nina George
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#28. She freed me from my misanthropy, silence and inhibitions. From my compulsion to only make the right moves. - Author: Nina George
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#29. Max had said two things to Jean during their good-byes. First, that one had to gaze upon the dead, cremate them and bury their ashes--and then begin to tell their story. "Remain silent about the dead, and they'll never leave you in peace. - Author: Nina George
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#30. Capitano Perduto, I'm a firm believer that you have to taste a country's soul to understand it and to grasp its people. And by soul I mean what grows there, what its people see and smell and touch every day, what travels through them and shapes them from the inside out. - Author: Nina George
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#31. Books can do many things, but not everything. We have to live the important things, not read them. - Author: Nina George
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#32. It often turns out very differently to how you feared. - Author: Nina George
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#33. Who knows, Jean, you and I might be made of the dust from one and the same star, and maybe we recognized each other by its light. We were searching for each other. We are star seekers." He - Author: Nina George
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#34. And it began when you first took a risk, failed and realized that you'd survived the failure. With that knowledge, you could risk anything. Marianne - Author: Nina George
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#35. He wished he could prop his fearful self up in a corner like a broom and walk away. - Author: Nina George
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#36. Never listen to fear! Fear makes you stupid. - Author: Nina George
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#37. Tango is a truth drug. It lays bare your problems and your complexes, but also the strengths you hide from others so as not to vex them. It shows what a couple can be for each other, how they can listen to each other. People who only want to listen to themselves will hate tango. - Author: Nina George
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#38. There. Layer by layer, it appeared. Behind the wall of words...... - Author: Nina George
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#39. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go out and greet those wonderful creatures and say a few nice words in a language invented by Tolkein. I've practiced, but I sound like Chewbacca making a New Year's speech. - Author: Nina George
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#40. You have to dance the things you cannot explain," Perdu said under his breath.
"And you have to write the things you cannot express," the old novelist thundered. - Author: Nina George
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#41. Dreams are the interface between the worlds, between time and space. - Author: Nina George
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#42. The world's leaders should be forced to take a reader's license. Only when they have read five thousand - no, make that ten thousand - books will they be anywhere near qualified to understand humans and how they behave. - Author: Nina George
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#43. Often it's not we who shape words, but the words we use that shape us." "You're a funny bookseller, you - Author: Nina George
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#44. The melancholy with which it described an inability to live each day to the full, to take every day for what it really was, namely unique, unrepeatable and precious; how that dolefulness resonated with him. - Author: Nina George
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#45. Memories are like wolves. You can't lock them away and hope they leave you alone. - Author: Nina George
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#46. First, that one had to gaze upon the dead, cremate them and bury their ashes - and then begin to tell their story. - Author: Nina George
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#47. I wanted never to need anyone again. I'm such a coward. Monsieur - Author: Nina George
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#48. I don't know why we women believe that sacrificing our desires makes us more attractive to men. What on earth are we thinking? That someone who goes without her wishes deserves to be loved more than she who follows her dreams? - Author: Nina George
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#49. The reality of love is better than its reputation. - Author: Nina George
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#50. I need to cry some more. I'll drown if I don't...Sometimes you're swimming in unwept tears and you'll go under if you store them up inside. - Author: Nina George
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#51. people; 'Manners like a creased polyester shirt - Author: Nina George
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#52. It looked as though [the stars] were breathing to some never-ending slow, deep rhythm. They breathed & watched as the world came & went. ...For them, the earth was one more island world in the immeasurable ocean of outer space, its inhabitants microscopically small - Author: Nina George
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#53. Any man who loves a woman as she deserves to be loved is a magician. - Author: Nina George
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#54. Now. It is only ever now. So do it, you coward. Breathe underwater at last. - Author: Nina George
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#55. What a hideous life he had chosen, how painful was the loneliness he endured because he didn't have the courage to trust someone again. To trust someone entirely because in love there is no other way. - Author: Nina George
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#56. The warmth returned, but it was the mellow, genial warmth of autumn that rejoiced at the thought of evening thunderstorms and the cool of morning, which had been sorely lacking during the searing summer months, leaving the land thirsty. The - Author: Nina George
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#57. Perdu reflected that is was a common misconception that booksellers looked after books. They look after people. - Author: Nina George
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#58. In the river meadows, alders, brambles and wild vines formed a magical jungle, dappled with shimmering, greenish light and spangled with twirling forest particles. Marshy pools lay sparkling among the elderberries and leaning beeches. - Author: Nina George
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#59. nowhere her love was welcome, and through lack of use, its power had cooled and changed into hatred. It was easier to hate than to love when your love wasn't wanted. Marianne - Author: Nina George
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#60. Oh well, a second drag couldn't do any harm. - Author: Nina George
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#61. I am the daughter of a tall, strong tree. My timber forms a ship, but it is anchorless, flagless. I set sail for the shade and the light; I drink the wind and forget all ports. To hell with freedom, gifted or seized; if in doubt, always endure alone. - Author: Nina George
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#62. Oh, merciless freedom, you continue to overwhelm me! You demand that I challenge myself and feel ashamed, and yet continue to feel so outrageously proud to live a life full of my desires. - Author: Nina George
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#63. The trouble is that so many people, most of them women, think they have to have a perfect body to be loved. But all it has to do is be capable of loving---and being loved. - Author: Nina George
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#64. He's lost his muse, Signor Salvatore. Max made a pact with her and gave up his normal life. But his muse has gone. Now he doesn't have a life--either a normal one or an artistic one. And s he's on a quest to find her. - Author: Nina George
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#65. I can only breathe if I read,Perdue. - Author: Nina George
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#66. You're right, Manon. It is all still there. The times we spent together are immortal, imperishable, and life never stops. The death of our loved ones is merely a threshold between an ending and a new beginning. - Author: Nina George
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#67. One might have to be a little ruthless to seize back control of one's life, don't you think? - Author: Nina George
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#68. Well, if a horse refuses, you've phrased your question wrongly. It's the same with women. Don't ask them, 'Shall we go out to dinner?' Ask: 'What can I cook for you?' Can she say not to that? No, she can't. - Author: Nina George
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#69. The more important a thing is, the slower it should be done. - Author: Nina George
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#70. It takes only one word to hurt a woman, a matter of seconds, one stupid, impatient blow of the crop. But winning back her trust takes years. And sometimes there isn't the time. - Author: Nina George
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#71. You cannot tell love to come and stay forever. You can only welcome it when it comes, like the summer or the autumn, and when its time is up and it's gone, then it's gone. The - Author: Nina George
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#72. It still comes a huge shock to me to discover that love doesn't need to be restricted to one person to be true. - Author: Nina George
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#73. He had barred himself from mourning because...because he had never been part of Manon's life. Because there was nobody to mourn with him. Because he was alone, totally alone with the burden of his love. - Author: Nina George
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#74. I like being alive, even if it's occasionally a real struggle and fairly pointless in the grand scheme of things. - Author: Nina George
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#75. The radiance of this beautiful scene shed a cruel light on every past horror, every insult tolerated, every unspoken retort, every gesture of rejection. Marianne was grieving, and her boundless grief made her regret every moment of cowardice in her life. - Author: Nina George
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#76. And when a horse loves us, Jeanno, we deserve that love as little as when a women does. They are superior beings to us men. When they love us, then they are being gracious, for only rarely do we give them reason to love us. I learned that your mother, and she's right. Sad to say, she's right. - Author: Nina George
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#77. What's the point of knowing the date of your own death? I'd spend the rest of my life out of my mind with fear. - Author: Nina George
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#78. books, the only remedy for countless, undefined afflictions of the soul. - Author: Nina George
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#79. A bird awoke in his chest, and it cautiously spread its wings, amazed to find that it was still alive. It wanted out. It wanted to burst from his chest, taking his heart with it, and soar up into the sky. - Author: Nina George
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#80. I know all about men, but nothing about man. - Author: Nina George
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#81. Instead of whispering instructions to them like you would to a horse - lie down, woman, put your harness on - you should listen to them. Listen to what they want. In fact, they want to be free and to sail across the sky. - Author: Nina George
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#82. But it's well known that reading makes people impudent, and tomorrow's world is going to need some people who aren't shy to speak their minds, don't you think? - Author: Nina George
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#83. Defiance: I see a little girl in pretend armour, fighting off all the things she doesn't want to be. Well - Author: Nina George
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#84. a book is both medic and medicine at once. - Author: Nina George
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#85. Every woman is a priestess if she loves life and can work magic on herself and those who are sacred to her. It's time for women to remind themselves of the powers they have inside. - Author: Nina George
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#86. Paper is patient; authors never are.) At - Author: Nina George
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#87. I want to lie down and sleep, exhausted by all these puzzling, insubstantial, ridiculous, fleeting thoughts. Yes, when I feel afraid I want to go to sleep - the soul's refuge from panic. - Author: Nina George
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#88. Do you think only people in books do crazy things? - Author: Nina George
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#89. The man had been blind since birth, but he said that he could see the world through the fragrant trails and traces that people's feelings and thoughts had left behind. Che could sense whether a room had been loved or lived or argued in. - Author: Nina George
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#90. And he had found out that if he wanted to fly, he first had to jump. - Author: Nina George
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#91. You only really get to know your husband when he walks out on you. - Author: Nina George
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#92. A surprise visit? That's so romantic...but fairly risky."
"If you don't take any risks, life will bass you by," Cunco shipped in. - Author: Nina George
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#93. Can eating heal you? With every bite of food steeped in the herbs and oils of Provence he seemed to absorb a little more of the land that lay ahead; it was as if he were eating the surrounding countryside. Already he could taste the wild banks of the Loire, covered in forests and vineyards. - Author: Nina George
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#94. It's amazing how unimpressed people are by being loved when it doesn't fit in with their plans. Love irks them so much that they change the locks or leave without warning. - Author: Nina George
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#95. As long as you can walk, you will find a walking stick. As long as you are brave, someone will help you. - Author: Nina George
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#96. Nobody would ever wise up if they hadn't at some stage been young and stupid. - Author: Nina George
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#97. ... love couldn't stop a woman from wishing to string up her husband because he was a serious pain in the neck. - Author: Nina George
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#98. Yes, the woman." Cunco took a deep breath. "Women like her don't come along that often, you know. Maybe only every two hundred years. She everything a man could dream of. Beautiful, clever, wise, considerate, passionate--absolutely everything. - Author: Nina George
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#99. Hey, Salvo," asked Max when they had almost fallen asleep. "May I write your story?"
"Don't you dare, amico" was Salvatore's reply. "Kindly come up with your own storia, young Massimo. If you take mine, I'll have none left of my own - Author: Nina George
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#100. Death is not free. Its price is life. - Author: Nina George
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