Цитаты из книги «My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry», Fredrik Backman

Варя
Варяцитирует2 года назад
Elsa decides that even if people she likes have been shits on earlier occasions, she has to learn to carry on liking them. You’d quickly run out of people if you had to disqualify all those who at some point have been shits. She thinks that this will have to be the moral of this story.
Kooswardini Wulandari
Kooswardini Wulandariцитирует3 года назад
Only different people change the world,” Granny used to say. “No one normal has ever changed a crapping thing.”
Marichka Offen
Marichka Offenцитирует8 месяцев назад
Having a grandmother is like having an army. This is a grandchild’s ultimate privilege: knowing that someone is on your side, always, whatever the details. Even when you are wrong. Especially then, in fact.
A grandmother is both a sword and a shield.
ainevla
ainevlaцитирует2 года назад
Granny shrugs.
“If you can’t get rid of the bad, you have to top it up with more goody stuff.”
Pyntha
Pyntha цитирует2 года назад
There’s something special about a grandmother’s house. You never forget how it smells.
Pyntha
Pyntha цитирует2 года назад
“Not just a job, but a lifestyle,”
Варя
Варяцитирует2 года назад
Because life is both complicated and simple.
silll
silllцитирует2 года назад
Because no one gets upset if you don’t say anything.
silll
silllцитирует2 года назад
The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people left behind want to stop living, she thinks, without remembering where she heard that.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
Smells of tobacco and monkey and coffee and beer and lilies and cleaning agents and leather and rubber and soap and alcohol and protein bars and mint and wine and tires and wood shavings and dust and cinnamon buns and smoke and sponge cake mix and clothes shop and candle grease and O’boy and dishcloth and dreams and spruce tree and pizza and mulled wine and potato and meringues and perfume and peanut cake and glass and baby
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
There’s something quite special about a granny’s house. Even if ten or twenty or thirty years go by, you never forget how it smells.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
My fridge is a taco sauce graveyard.” And
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
No,” she lies. Because she’s polite enough to know that if someone gives you a book, you owe that person the pretense that you haven’t read it.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
Never mess with someone who has more spare time than you do,” Granny used to say
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
think your grandmother functioned so well in chaotic places because she was herself chaotic. She was always amazing in the midst of a catastrophe. It was just all this, everyday life and normality, that she didn’t quite know how to handle.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
You could hear a pin drop in the flat for about
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
how could one be expected to reason with a person like that?
Muggles.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
last summer Elsa taught her how to play a game called World of Warcraft and Granny played it around the clock for several weeks until Mum said she was beginning to “exhibit disturbing tendencies” and banned her from sleeping in Elsa’s room from then on.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
Elsa doesn’t know how much fight there is in it, but either way she’s never seen such a big dog in her life. When you hear it barking from behind the door it’s like being whacked in the stomach by a medicine ball.
Anastasia Lavronenko
Anastasia Lavronenkoцитирует3 года назад
There’s something special about a grandmother’s house. You never forget how it smells.
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