Цитаты из книги «Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit», Jeanette Winterson

Валерия Фролова
Валерия Фроловацитирует5 месяцев назад
It’s not a word people use very often, which confuses me, because there are different kinds of infidelity, but betrayal is betrayal wherever you find it. By betrayal, I mean promising to be on your side, then being on somebody else’s.
Yrina Rz
Yrina Rzцитирует9 месяцев назад
What is it?’

‘It’s my heart.’

‘But it’s made of stone.’

‘I know,’ the raven replied sadly. ‘You see I chose to stay, oh, a long time ago, and my heart grew thick with sorrow, and finally set.
Soliloquios Literarios
Soliloquios Literariosцитирует9 месяцев назад
And so, being sensible, the collector of curios will surround himself with dead things, and think about the past when it lived and moved and had being. The collector of curios lives in a derelict railway station with a video of various trains. He is the original living dead
Soliloquios Literarios
Soliloquios Literariosцитирует9 месяцев назад
So the past, because it is past, is only malleable where once it was flexible. Once it could change its mind, now it can only undergo change. The lens can be tinted, tilted, smashed. What matters is that order is seen to prevail . . . . and if we are eighteenth-century gentlemen, drawing down the blinds as our coach jumbles over the Alps, we have to know what we are doing, pretending an order that doesn’t exist, to make a security that cannot exist.
Alejandra Arévalo
Alejandra Arévaloцитирует9 месяцев назад
‘This little lily could herself be a house of demons.’

Wtf with these men.

Fany
Fanyцитирует2 года назад
Some folk say I’m a fool, but there’s more to this world than meets the eye
moeo
moeoцитируетв прошлом месяце
Not intentionally, but effectively.

Не намеренно, но эффективно.

moeo
moeoцитирует2 месяца назад
it gave her fortitude.

это дало ей силу духа.

moeo
moeoцитирует2 месяца назад
face clouded over,
moeo
moeoцитирует2 месяца назад
My mother was visibly d

Моя мама была явно

Andrea Ortiz
Andrea Ortizцитирует2 месяца назад
heard her telling Mrs White about it. She said they dealt in unnatural passions. I thought she meant they put chemicals in their sweets.
moeo
moeoцитирует2 месяца назад
The best can become the worst,

Лучшее может стать худшим,

Валерия Фролова
Валерия Фроловацитирует5 месяцев назад
She said that not much had happened between us anyway, historically speaking. But history is a string full of knots, the best you can do is admire it, and maybe knot it up a bit more.
Валерия Фролова
Валерия Фроловацитирует5 месяцев назад
I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer and never the destroyed.
lil
lilцитирует9 месяцев назад
sad for her death, for my death, for all the inevitable dying that comes with change. There’s no choice that doesn’t mean a loss.
lil
lilцитирует9 месяцев назад
I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer and never the destroyed.
lil
lilцитирует9 месяцев назад
is your emotional role model, very few human relationships will match up to it.
lil
lilцитирует9 месяцев назад
I do know that if God
lil
lilцитирует9 месяцев назад
If the demons lie within they travel with you
Yrina Rz
Yrina Rzцитирует9 месяцев назад
she wanted to talk about the nature of the world, why it was there at all, and what they were all doing on it. Yet at the same time she knew her old world had much in it that was wrong.
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