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#1. If everybody was so reverent of the institute of marriage, how did all the adultery get committed? - Author: Zoe Heller
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#2. People always seemed to think that you stopped believing things in a single, lightning-bolt moment, an instantaneous revelation of loss. For her, at least, the process of disenchantment had been achingly slow. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#3. It's hard to resist the magical thinking that the work habits of great writers are the key to their greatness. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#4. I cannot do this anymore. I cannot pull myself together again and spend the next fifteen hours of wakefulness fending off the fact of my own misery. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#5. It's always a disappointing business confronting my own reflection. My body isn't bad. It's a perfectly nice, serviceable body. It's just that the external me- the study, lightly wrinkled, handbagged me- does so little credit to the stuff that's inside. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#6. Somewhere between sanity and madness lays a fine line, for some it is a tightrope walked daily, a fight for balance to be won or lost. That fight is lost one of two ways. Some simply lose their balance and fall, others are pushed. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#7. It's similar to the way you feel cuddling an infant or a kitten, when you want to squeeze it so hard you'd kill it ... - Author: Zoe Heller
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#8. Things that are truly innocent don't need to be labelled as such. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#9. When I tried to do something else, everyone behaved as if I was Gypsy Rose Lee trying to paint a Matisse. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#10. [ ... ]One pretends that manners are the formalisation of basic kindness and consideration, but a great deal of the time they're simply aesthetics dressed up as moral principles, aren't they? - Author: Zoe Heller
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#11. It seems to me that my lack of faith is not, as I once thought, a triumph of the rational mind, but rather a failure of the imagination - an inability to tolerate mistery. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#12. Audrey nodded warily. She had never cared for conspiratorial female conversation of this sort. Its assumption of shared preoccupations was usually unfounded in her experience, its intimacies almost always the trapdoor to some subterranean hostility. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#13. Always mind the distance between your dreams and your reality. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#14. There it was again - the perverse refusal to acknowledge my hostility. She seemed to me like some magical lake in a fairy tale: nothing could disturb the mirror-calm of her surface. My snide comments and bitter jokes disappeared soundlessly into her depths, leaving not so much as a ripple. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#15. When you live alone, your furnishings, your possessions, are always confronting you with the thinness of your existence. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#16. I don't write books for people to be friends with the characters. If you want to find friends, go to a cocktail party. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#17. It is always difficult, the transition from noisy refusal to humble acceptance. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#18. This is madness. You're making it into something it's not. It's all in your mind."
Sheba was about to protest, and then she laughed. "Isn't that the worst place it could be? - Author: Zoe Heller
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#19. What is romance, but a mutual pact of delusion? When the pact ends, there's nothing left. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#20. It's clear that politeness to one's elders can't always be justified on the basis of the elder's superior wisdom. It's just that it's not attractive to see a young person answering an older person back. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#21. If this was cynical, then we must allow that all courtship is cynical. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#22. Talking to him is rather like talking to a school play. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#23. For most people, honesty is such an unusual departure from their standard modus operandi - such an abherration in their workaday mendacity - that they feel obliged to alert you when a moment of sincerity is coming on. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#24. He had made a fairly unambiguous pass at her, as she was getting out of the cab. But event that had come to nothing. Sheba said that she had sensed something resentful about him, as if he begrudged her for having the power to attract him. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#25. But that I should have ended up in a place like this seems too custom-made a nightmare to be the work of mere ill fortune. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#26. In the end, I suspect, being female will do nothing for Sheba, except deny her the grandeur of genuine villainy. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#27. I'm a child in that respect: able to live, physically speaking, on a crumb of anticipation for weeks at a time, but always in danger of crushing the waited-for event with the freight of my excessive hope. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#28. We are bound by the secrets we share. - Author: Zoe Heller
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#29. Elegance loses its power in the presence of the properly stupid ... - Author: Zoe Heller
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