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Eleanor Catton quotes: The nice thing about the zodiac as a system is it is quite comprehensive as a range of impulses and psychological states it can speak about. The nice thing about the zodiac as a system is it is quite comprehensive as a range of impulses and psychological states it can speak about.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Reason is no match for desire: when desire is purely and powerfully felt, it becomes a kind of reason of its own. Reason is no match for desire: when desire is purely and powerfully felt, it becomes a kind of reason of its own.
Eleanor Catton quotes: How silently the world revolved, when one was brooding, and alone. How silently the world revolved, when one was brooding, and alone.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Is the prestige conferred by the Man Booker prize for the book or me? I would prefer it on the book and for me to be treated ordinarily. Is the prestige conferred by the Man Booker prize for the book or me? I would prefer it on the book and for me to be treated ordinarily.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I much prefer a plotted novel to a novel that is really conceptual. I much prefer a plotted novel to a novel that is really conceptual.
Eleanor Catton quotes: One looks in mirrors to have one's arrogance confirmed. One looks in mirrors to have one's arrogance confirmed.
Eleanor Catton quotes: You give a dog a bad name, and that dog is bad for life. You give a dog a bad name, and that dog is bad for life.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I think that writers of literary fiction would do well to read more books for children. I think that writers of literary fiction would do well to read more books for children.
Eleanor Catton quotes: A secret always has a strengthening effect upon a newborn friendship, as does the shared impression that an external figure is to blame: A secret always has a strengthening effect upon a newborn friendship, as does the shared impression that an external figure is to blame:
Eleanor Catton quotes: I have always loved reading books for children and young adults, particularly when those books are mysteries. I have always loved reading books for children and young adults, particularly when those books are mysteries.
Eleanor Catton quotes: He wondered what assumptions she was forming, what picture was emerging from this scant constellation of his life. He wondered what assumptions she was forming, what picture was emerging from this scant constellation of his life.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Round here, everybody's always talking about home,' said Balfour. 'Can't help but think that the pleasure's in the missing. Round here, everybody's always talking about home,' said Balfour. 'Can't help but think that the pleasure's in the missing.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Crinoline was so wide that she parted the crowd wherever she walked, leaving an aisle of space behind her. Crinoline was so wide that she parted the crowd wherever she walked, leaving an aisle of space behind her.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Long historical books get written by women, but not contemporary experiments, which still seems to be a very male-dominated field. Long historical books get written by women, but not contemporary experiments, which still seems to be a very male-dominated field.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Moody had left all discerning faculties in the pitching belly of the barque Godspeed. He wanted only shelter, and solitude. Moody had left all discerning faculties in the pitching belly of the barque Godspeed. He wanted only shelter, and solitude.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I've had countless reviews sort that have made me cry. It's funny, it doesn't ever get better either; you can't turn your ears off. I've had countless reviews sort that have made me cry. It's funny, it doesn't ever get better either; you can't turn your ears off.
Eleanor Catton quotes: For human temperament was a volatile compound of perception and circumstance; Moody saw now that he could no more have For human temperament was a volatile compound of perception and circumstance; Moody saw now that he could no more have
Eleanor Catton quotes: Such a dividend could only be wasted, for it was borne from waste, and to waste it would return. Such a dividend could only be wasted, for it was borne from waste, and to waste it would return.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I have heard that in the New Zealand native tradition, the soul, when it dies, becomes a star. I have heard that in the New Zealand native tradition, the soul, when it dies, becomes a star.
Eleanor Catton quotes: like a disaffected swan - like a disaffected swan -
Eleanor Catton quotes: Putting one in mind, perpetually, of an untended icebox in which an uncured joint has spoiled. Putting one in mind, perpetually, of an untended icebox in which an uncured joint has spoiled.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I can feel the public side of my life and the private side of my life sort of drifting away from one another. I can feel the public side of my life and the private side of my life sort of drifting away from one another.
Eleanor Catton quotes: His vanity required constant stimulation, and constant proof that the ongoing creation of his selfhood was a project that he himself controlled. His vanity required constant stimulation, and constant proof that the ongoing creation of his selfhood was a project that he himself controlled.
Eleanor Catton quotes: In my experience people are rarely contented to end up where they started. In my experience people are rarely contented to end up where they started.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Pritchard was lonely, and like most lonely souls, he saw happy couples everywhere. Pritchard was lonely, and like most lonely souls, he saw happy couples everywhere.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I think that's what fiction writing is actually all about. It's about trying to solve problems in creative ways. I think that's what fiction writing is actually all about. It's about trying to solve problems in creative ways.
Eleanor Catton quotes: A man ought never to trust another man's evaluation of a third man's disposition. A man ought never to trust another man's evaluation of a third man's disposition.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Worked like a Trojan. That's one thing I'll say for the Chinese: when it comes to pure old-fashioned work, you can't fault them. Worked like a Trojan. That's one thing I'll say for the Chinese: when it comes to pure old-fashioned work, you can't fault them.
Eleanor Catton quotes: And the hermit's spirit detaches itself, ever so gently, and begins its lonely passage upward, to find its final resting place among the stars. And the hermit's spirit detaches itself, ever so gently, and begins its lonely passage upward, to find its final resting place among the stars.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I think the adverb is a much-maligned part of speech. It's always accused of being oppressive, even tyrannical, when in fact it's so supple and sly. I think the adverb is a much-maligned part of speech. It's always accused of being oppressive, even tyrannical, when in fact it's so supple and sly.
Eleanor Catton quotes: But could he endure it, that other men knew her in a way that he, Staines, did not? He did not know. But could he endure it, that other men knew her in a way that he, Staines, did not? He did not know.
Eleanor Catton quotes: He was indulgent toward the open spaces of other men's futures, but he was impatient with the shuttered quarters of their pasts. He was indulgent toward the open spaces of other men's futures, but he was impatient with the shuttered quarters of their pasts.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I often feel intellectually frustrated when I'm in a position where I'm not moving forward; when I'm not enquiring about something. I often feel intellectually frustrated when I'm in a position where I'm not moving forward; when I'm not enquiring about something.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Money doesn't transform a person - the only thing that can is love. Money doesn't transform a person - the only thing that can is love.
Eleanor Catton quotes: A man should not be made to answer for his family. A man should not be made to answer for his family.
Eleanor Catton quotes: His two great loves were hard work and hard work's reward - whiskey, when he could get it, and gin when he could not. His two great loves were hard work and hard work's reward - whiskey, when he could get it, and gin when he could not.
Eleanor Catton quotes: His own mortality held only an intellectual fascination for him, a dry luster; and, having no religion, he did not believe in ghosts. His own mortality held only an intellectual fascination for him, a dry luster; and, having no religion, he did not believe in ghosts.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I am a New Zealander, but I don't want to swallow New Zealand identity in one gulp. I am a New Zealander, but I don't want to swallow New Zealand identity in one gulp.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company. Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Would you call it lucky to stay, or lucky to go?""I'd call it lucky to choose", said Moody. Would you call it lucky to stay, or lucky to go?"
"I'd call it lucky to choose", said Moody.
Eleanor Catton quotes: The room seemed suddenly to clarify, as when a chance scatter of stars resolves into a constellation before the eye. The room seemed suddenly to clarify, as when a chance scatter of stars resolves into a constellation before the eye.
Eleanor Catton quotes: The frontier I think makes brothers of us all The frontier I think makes brothers of us all
Eleanor Catton quotes: (How opaque, the minds of absent men and women! And how elusive, motivation! (How opaque, the minds of absent men and women! And how elusive, motivation!
Eleanor Catton quotes: There was a computer in our garage when I was growing up, and I'd go out there in winter and wrap myself in a blanket and write a story. There was a computer in our garage when I was growing up, and I'd go out there in winter and wrap myself in a blanket and write a story.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man of his empathy, could turn him selfish, could make him depreciate all other sufferers. Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man of his empathy, could turn him selfish, could make him depreciate all other sufferers.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Money is a burden, a burden most keenly felt by the poor. Money is a burden, a burden most keenly felt by the poor.
Eleanor Catton quotes: He built his persona as a shield around his person, because he knew very well how little his person could withstand. He built his persona as a shield around his person, because he knew very well how little his person could withstand.
Eleanor Catton quotes: The ability of humans to read meaning into patterns is the most defining characteristic we have. The ability of humans to read meaning into patterns is the most defining characteristic we have.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Strains of Saturday night filtered in from the street - an Strains of Saturday night filtered in from the street - an
Eleanor Catton quotes: Months of silence had made him very bitter, and his bitterness had ripened, in an instant, into spite. Months of silence had made him very bitter, and his bitterness had ripened, in an instant, into spite.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of reasons why, and a catalogue of reasons cannot be put together into love. Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of reasons why, and a catalogue of reasons cannot be put together into love.
Eleanor Catton quotes: I feel - as though a new chamber of my heart has opened." "Listen. I feel - as though a new chamber of my heart has opened." "Listen.
Eleanor Catton quotes: He had known instinctively that it was always better to tell a partial truth with a willing aspect than to tell a perfect truth in a defensive way. He had known instinctively that it was always better to tell a partial truth with a willing aspect than to tell a perfect truth in a defensive way.
Eleanor Catton quotes: The past rolls forward to touch the present hour. The past rolls forward to touch the present hour.
Eleanor Catton quotes: We observe that one of the great attributes of discretion is that it can mask ignorance of all the most common and lowly varieties, and We observe that one of the great attributes of discretion is that it can mask ignorance of all the most common and lowly varieties, and
Eleanor Catton quotes: What an unrequited love it is, this thirst! But is it love, when it is unrequited? What an unrequited love it is, this thirst! But is it love, when it is unrequited?
Eleanor Catton quotes: I loved 'Middlemarch,' I think that's one of my favourite books of all time, actually. I loved 'Middlemarch,' I think that's one of my favourite books of all time, actually.
Eleanor Catton quotes: It is a feature of human nature to give what we most wish to receive. It is a feature of human nature to give what we most wish to receive.
Eleanor Catton quotes: The zodiac is a system a person can play with and see meaning in. The zodiac is a system a person can play with and see meaning in.
Eleanor Catton quotes: She was tried for trying to take her own life," Gascoigne said. "There's a symmetry in that, do you not think? Tried for trying. She was tried for trying to take her own life," Gascoigne said. "There's a symmetry in that, do you not think? Tried for trying.
Eleanor Catton quotes: A woman fallen has no future; a man risen has no past. A woman fallen has no future; a man risen has no past.
Eleanor Catton quotes: At high school they expect answers, but at university all you're supposed to do is dispute the wording of the question. At high school they expect answers, but at university all you're supposed to do is dispute the wording of the question.
Eleanor Catton quotes: As she rises, she will have to reconcile herself." "Reconcile - ?" "The savage and the civil, As she rises, she will have to reconcile herself." "Reconcile - ?" "The savage and the civil,
Eleanor Catton quotes: Why, it almost makes one forgive the rain, does it not - when the sun comes out like this, at the end of it all. Why, it almost makes one forgive the rain, does it not - when the sun comes out like this, at the end of it all.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Gascoigne believed that justice ought to be a synonym for mercy, not an alternative. Gascoigne believed that justice ought to be a synonym for mercy, not an alternative.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Luck is never the whole picture, Luck is never the whole picture,
Eleanor Catton quotes: .. a string of coincidence is not a coincitence. .. a string of coincidence is not a coincitence.
Eleanor Catton quotes: a chance for total reinvention, a chance for total reinvention,
Eleanor Catton quotes: Diligence deserves to be rewarded." "In what proportion? And in what currency? These are empty words. Diligence deserves to be rewarded." "In what proportion? And in what currency? These are empty words.
Eleanor Catton quotes: You can't tell from looking at a man what he's capable of doing. And you certainly can't tell what he's done. You can't tell from looking at a man what he's capable of doing. And you certainly can't tell what he's done.
Eleanor Catton quotes: My father is an expatriate American; he fell in love with New Zealand in his youth and never went home. My father is an expatriate American; he fell in love with New Zealand in his youth and never went home.
Eleanor Catton quotes: The proper way to understand any social system was to view it from above. The proper way to understand any social system was to view it from above.
Eleanor Catton quotes: It is less fun to talk about what I am feeling rather than what I am thinking. Saying 'I feel awesome' isn't really interesting or enquiring. It is less fun to talk about what I am feeling rather than what I am thinking. Saying 'I feel awesome' isn't really interesting or enquiring.
Eleanor Catton quotes: Margaret Atwood was the author who took me out of children's literature and guided me towards adult literature. Margaret Atwood was the author who took me out of children's literature and guided me towards adult literature.