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View Quote Perhaps I only became aware of all this some time later.
View Quote p. 10-11
View Quote Nor do I remember how I greeted Frau Schmitz.
View Quote p. 11
View Quote I don’t remember what we talked about in the kitchen.
View Quote p. 12
View Quote Her face as it was then has been overlaid in my memory by the faces she had later. If I see her in my mind’s eye as she was then, she doesn’t have a face at all, and I have to reconstruct it….I know that I found it beautiful. But I cannot recapture its beauty.
View Quote p. 12
View Quote Years later it occurred to me that the reason I hadn’t been able to take my eyes off her was not just her body, but the way she held herself and moved.
View Quote p. 15
View Quote I knew none of this—if indeed I know any of it now and am not just making patterns in the air.
View Quote p. 16
View Quote I don’t know why I did it. But today I can recognize that events back then were part of a lifelong pattern in which thinking and doing have either come together or failed to come together…Often enough in my life I have done things I had not decided to do.
View Quote p. 20
View Quote Why does it make me so sad when I think back to that time? … Why does what was beautiful suddenly shatter in hindsight because it concealed dark truths?...Sometimes the memory of happiness cannot stay true because it ended unhappily.
View Quote p. 37
View Quote The memory that illuminates and fixes my first meetings with Hanna makes a single blur…I remember our meeting in those weeks as one single long meeting.
View Quote p. 41
View Quote Later I wondered if she had left the water in the tub because she knew I would come back.
View Quote p. 49
View Quote I don’t remember what I told my parents.
View Quote p. 51
View Quote While I have no memory of the lies I told my parents about the trip with Hanna, I do remember the price I had to pay to stay alone at home the last week of vacation.
View Quote p. 59
View Quote I have them stored away, I can project them on a mental screen and watch them, unchanged, unconsumed.
View Quote p. 62
View Quote I no longer remember when I first denied Hanna.
View Quote p. 74
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