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Alice Sebold quotes: A father's suspicion...' she began.Is as powerful as a mother's intuition.'~pg 87, Ruana Singh and Jack Salmon A father's suspicion...' she began.
Is as powerful as a mother's intuition.'


~pg 87, Ruana Singh and Jack Salmon
Alice Sebold quotes: She was hollow and lost and abandoned up. She was hollow and lost and abandoned up.
Alice Sebold quotes: Finally, I thought, I had reached the future that was no future. Finally, I thought, I had reached the future that was no future.
Alice Sebold quotes: I have always felt extremely weird. But I am very happy with my weirdnesses, and I want other people to be very happy with theirs. I have always felt extremely weird. But I am very happy with my weirdnesses, and I want other people to be very happy with theirs.
Alice Sebold quotes: Placing blame was easier than adding up the mounting figures of what he'd lost. Placing blame was easier than adding up the mounting figures of what he'd lost.
Alice Sebold quotes: Between a man and a woman there was always one person who was stronger than the other one. That doesn't mean the weaker one doesn't love the stronger. Between a man and a woman there was always one person who was stronger than the other one. That doesn't mean the weaker one doesn't love the stronger.
Alice Sebold quotes: I had wondered if all mothers shared a fear of how vibrant and alive their children were. I had wondered if all mothers shared a fear of how vibrant and alive their children were.
Alice Sebold quotes: The damage can fester under layers of time and change, and an ignorant, thoughtless remark can easily reopen the wound. The damage can fester under layers of time and change, and an ignorant, thoughtless remark can easily reopen the wound.
Alice Sebold quotes: But, he also said it because part of him wanted more of her, this cold woman who was not exactly cold, this rock who was not stone. But, he also said it because part of him wanted more of her, this cold woman who was not exactly cold, this rock who was not stone.
Alice Sebold quotes: His cruelty was in his absence. His cruelty was in his absence.
Alice Sebold quotes: I'm gradually working through my obsessions, and maybe, when they're all free and clear, I'll write a comedy. But I'm not there yet. I'm gradually working through my obsessions, and maybe, when they're all free and clear, I'll write a comedy. But I'm not there yet.
Alice Sebold quotes: The shadow of years was not as big on his small body. He knew I was away . But when people left they always came back. The shadow of years was not as big on his small body. He knew I was away . But when people left they always came back.
Alice Sebold quotes: It was ugly and precious all at once. It was ugly and precious all at once.
Alice Sebold quotes: I left my mark on that man. I left my mark on that man.
Alice Sebold quotes: That I wanted more. That night I dreamed of kissing her again and wondered if she was thinking the same thing. That I wanted more. That night I dreamed of kissing her again and wondered if she was thinking the same thing.
Alice Sebold quotes: I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
Alice Sebold quotes: I have never been shy about listening to the input of others and weighing it seriously. I have never been shy about listening to the input of others and weighing it seriously.
Alice Sebold quotes: You're dead and you have to accept it. You're dead and you have to accept it.
Alice Sebold quotes: As she brought prospective buyers through, the realtor said it was an oil stain, but it was me, seeping out of the bag. As she brought prospective buyers through, the realtor said it was an oil stain, but it was me, seeping out of the bag.
Alice Sebold quotes: I think you only learn what kind of personality you have by committing to things. I think you only learn what kind of personality you have by committing to things.
Alice Sebold quotes: Try to breathe, he said, and for the first time the only thought in my head after an instruction like that wasn't Fuck you.I breathed. Try to breathe, he said, and for the first time the only thought in my head after an instruction like that wasn't Fuck you.
I breathed.
Alice Sebold quotes: The living room seemed to be where no living ever actually occurred. The living room seemed to be where no living ever actually occurred.
Alice Sebold quotes: Your sordid life is your sordid life. You shouldn't live it if you don't like it. Your sordid life is your sordid life. You shouldn't live it if you don't like it.
Alice Sebold quotes: As if in the other side of his kiss there could ve a new life As if in the other side of his kiss there could ve a new life
Alice Sebold quotes: I live in a world where two truths coexist: where both hell and hope lie in the palm of my hand I live in a world where two truths coexist: where both hell and hope lie in the palm of my hand
Alice Sebold quotes: I knew my mother's limitations because they formed the marrow of my bones. I knew my mother's limitations because they formed the marrow of my bones.
Alice Sebold quotes: I could not imagine my youngest standing above her soiled grandmother in the wing chair and saying, "mother, let's kill her. "That's the only choice. I could not imagine my youngest standing above her soiled grandmother in the wing chair and saying, "mother, let's kill her. "That's the only choice.
Alice Sebold quotes: Do you know how alone I've always felt? Do you know how alone I've always felt?
Alice Sebold quotes: You could not be filled with hate and be beautiful. Like any other girl, I wanted to be beautiful. But I was filled with hate. You could not be filled with hate and be beautiful. Like any other girl, I wanted to be beautiful. But I was filled with hate.
Alice Sebold quotes: I feel like I'm standing in the wake of a volcano erruption. I feel like I'm standing in the wake of a volcano erruption.
Alice Sebold quotes: Every day a question mark. Every day a question mark.
Alice Sebold quotes: He had been my almost. My might-have-been.I was afraid of what I wanted most - His kiss. Still, I collected kiss stories. -Susie Salmon He had been my almost. My might-have-been.
I was afraid of what I wanted most - His kiss.
Still, I collected kiss stories.
-Susie Salmon
Alice Sebold quotes: But I had made contact with a different planet from the one my parents or sister lived on. It was a planet where an act of violence changed your life. But I had made contact with a different planet from the one my parents or sister lived on. It was a planet where an act of violence changed your life.
Alice Sebold quotes: He took the hat from my mouth. 'Tell me you love me', he said. Gently I did. The end came anyway He took the hat from my mouth. 'Tell me you love me', he said. Gently I did. The end came anyway
Alice Sebold quotes: I wake up very early in the morning. I like to start in the dark, and I never work at night, because my brain is evaporated by 4 P.M. I wake up very early in the morning. I like to start in the dark, and I never work at night, because my brain is evaporated by 4 P.M.
Alice Sebold quotes: Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them. Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them.
Alice Sebold quotes: I would like to tell you that I am, and you will one day be, forever safe. I would like to tell you that I am, and you will one day be, forever safe.
Alice Sebold quotes: I was here for a moment, and then I was gone. I wish you all a long and happy life. I was here for a moment, and then I was gone. I wish you all a long and happy life.
Alice Sebold quotes: The fine wall of leaden crystal that had protected her heart - somehow numbed her into disbelief - shattered. The fine wall of leaden crystal that had protected her heart - somehow numbed her into disbelief - shattered.
Alice Sebold quotes: When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily
Alice Sebold quotes: Out loud I said I had two children. Silently I said three. I always felt like apologizing to her for that. Out loud I said I had two children. Silently I said three. I always felt like apologizing to her for that.
Alice Sebold quotes: She thought of sex as the Star Trek transport.You vaporized and found yourself navigating another planet within the second or two it took to realign. She thought of sex as the Star Trek transport.You vaporized and found yourself navigating another planet within the second or two it took to realign.
Alice Sebold quotes: How could it be that you could love someone so much and keep it secret from yourself as you woke daily so far from home? How could it be that you could love someone so much and keep it secret from yourself as you woke daily so far from home?
Alice Sebold quotes: I wanted to be a novelist for so long. I wanted to be a novelist for so long.
Alice Sebold quotes: I'd like to go back to poetry again. I really, really revere good poetry. It's been my private discipline. I'd like to go back to poetry again. I really, really revere good poetry. It's been my private discipline.
Alice Sebold quotes: So much in life is about almosts, not quites. So much in life is about almosts, not quites.
Alice Sebold quotes: Part of the creative process for me is an invitation for readers to follow their imagination. Part of the creative process for me is an invitation for readers to follow their imagination.
Alice Sebold quotes: Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish. Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish.
Alice Sebold quotes: She no longer believed in talk. It never rescued anything. She no longer believed in talk. It never rescued anything.
Alice Sebold quotes: When they reached the lobby and the doors opened I knew they were meant to be there, the four of them, alone. When they reached the lobby and the doors opened I knew they were meant to be there, the four of them, alone.
Alice Sebold quotes: All you have to do is desire it, and if you desire it enough and understand why really know it will come. All you have to do is desire it, and if you desire it enough and understand why
really know
it will come.
Alice Sebold quotes: Susie?" "Yes?" "Just have fun, kid. Susie?" "Yes?" "Just have fun, kid.
Alice Sebold quotes: Nothing is ever certain. Nothing is ever certain.
Alice Sebold quotes: In my 20s, I railed against anything 'spiritual'; I thought it was all crap. In my 20s, I railed against anything 'spiritual'; I thought it was all crap.
Alice Sebold quotes: I was a soul back on Earth. AWOL a little while from heaven. I was a soul back on Earth. AWOL a little while from heaven.
Alice Sebold quotes: I have a lot to be grateful for. I have a lot to be grateful for.
Alice Sebold quotes: Loss could be used as a measure of beauty in a woman. Loss could be used as a measure of beauty in a woman.
Alice Sebold quotes: Please don't let Daddy die Susie," he whispered. "I need him. Please don't let Daddy die Susie," he whispered. "I need him.
Alice Sebold quotes: Sometimes you cry, Susie, even when someone you love has been gone a long time. Sometimes you cry, Susie, even when someone you love has been gone a long time.
Alice Sebold quotes: I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality. I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality.
Alice Sebold quotes: I wasn't lost, or frozen, or gone ... I was alive; I was alive in my own perfect world. I wasn't lost, or frozen, or gone ... I was alive; I was alive in my own perfect world.