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Geraldine Brooks quotes: From there, the future is a place that looks darker every day. From there, the future is a place that looks darker every day.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Finally, we were notorious enough to give our enemies pause. Finally, we were notorious enough to give our enemies pause.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: You don't need a prophet to tell you to eat. You don't need a prophet to tell you to eat.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Some half-dozen children running in the fields or about the wetus - fewer Some half-dozen children running in the fields or about the wetus - fewer
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Only one god. Strange, that you English, who gather about you so many things, are content with one only. Only one god. Strange, that you English, who gather about you so many things, are content with one only.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: But some things on earth were possible, and some were not, and Ruti knew the difference. But some things on earth were possible, and some were not, and Ruti knew the difference.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us. There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: He found his voice in the silences, where he could sing as loud and as long as he wanted with no one to complain of it. He found his voice in the silences, where he could sing as loud and as long as he wanted with no one to complain of it.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I've watched them. Watched them walking with this stupid smile on their faces into the biggest risk you can take in this life. I've watched them. Watched them walking with this stupid smile on their faces into the biggest risk you can take in this life.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: David ran through concrete advantages. And then set aside the practical. The pragmatist was gone, replaced by the poet and mystic. David ran through concrete advantages. And then set aside the practical. The pragmatist was gone, replaced by the poet and mystic.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: In the heir's world, where everything was available, the unattainable had a wild allure. In the heir's world, where everything was available, the unattainable had a wild allure.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Mental cruelty, nondisfiguring physical abuse or just plain unhappiness are rarely considered grounds on which a woman can seek divorce. Mental cruelty, nondisfiguring physical abuse or just plain unhappiness are rarely considered grounds on which a woman can seek divorce.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: The great thing about being always among people of noble manners was the inevitable elevation of one's own. The great thing about being always among people of noble manners was the inevitable elevation of one's own.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: As that ripe summer turned to autumn, the sunlight cooled to a slantwise gleam, bronzing the beach grass and setting the beetle-bung trees afire. As that ripe summer turned to autumn, the sunlight cooled to a slantwise gleam, bronzing the beach grass and setting the beetle-bung trees afire.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: No one sits, as you do, so close to a king, who does not begin to grasp how the levers of power work, and the cost of the oil that No one sits, as you do, so close to a king, who does not begin to grasp how the levers of power work, and the cost of the oil that must grease them.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: We look at the Ark of the Covenant and remember who we are. We look at the Ark of the Covenant and remember who we are.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: It is the habit of our species to despoil all we touch. Yet few see it so. It is the habit of our species to despoil all we touch. Yet few see it so.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: The Sarajevans have a very particular world view - a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and ... truckloads of guts, you know. The Sarajevans have a very particular world view - a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and ... truckloads of guts, you know.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I knew that the Name was still with him, animating his soul, even as his body failed. I knew that the Name was still with him, animating his soul, even as his body failed.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Good yield does not come without suffering, it does not come without struggle, and toil, and yes, loss. Good yield does not come without suffering, it does not come without struggle, and toil, and yes, loss.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: The point is the effort The point is the effort
Geraldine Brooks quotes: women now share the economic burden of their families, very few Egyptian men are prepared to share the housework. To women now share the economic burden of their families, very few Egyptian men are prepared to share the housework. To
Geraldine Brooks quotes: David set me to learn other skills, too, in those days of restless waiting. David set me to learn other skills, too, in those days of restless waiting.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: He did wrong. He has acknowledged it before the people. He repents it. How many kings have the humility to do that? He did wrong. He has acknowledged it before the people. He repents it. How many kings have the humility to do that?
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I think the seeds of my love were planted there, in the ground that my father's madness harrowed. I think the seeds of my love were planted there, in the ground that my father's madness harrowed.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I can always write. Sometimes, to be sure, what I write is crap, but it's words on the page and therefore it is something to work with. I can always write. Sometimes, to be sure, what I write is crap, but it's words on the page and therefore it is something to work with.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: They argued that women of the prophet's era had ridden camels, the main mode of transportation of their day. The They argued that women of the prophet's era had ridden camels, the main mode of transportation of their day. The
Geraldine Brooks quotes: It's remarkable how very many things there are that a king may not do. It's remarkable how very many things there are that a king may not do.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: This night he was a king before he was a man. At this time, this troubled me. Later, I would have cause to wish it were always so. This night he was a king before he was a man. At this time, this troubled me. Later, I would have cause to wish it were always so.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I am not a hero. Life has not required it of me. I am not a hero. Life has not required it of me.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: The priest Zadok looked stricken. He had hoped to bargain information for a higher price. Now I, as a prophet, had given it to David for free. The priest Zadok looked stricken. He had hoped to bargain information for a higher price. Now I, as a prophet, had given it to David for free.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: The stories that grow up around a king are strong vines with a fierce grip. The stories that grow up around a king are strong vines with a fierce grip.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: The surfeit of loss in my life has convinced me it will be easier to be grieved for than to grieve.Bethia as an old woman about to diep 257 The surfeit of loss in my life has convinced me it will be easier to be grieved for than to grieve.
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Geraldine Brooks quotes: I never promised I would write the truth. I I never promised I would write the truth. I
Geraldine Brooks quotes: He walked through the woods like a young Adam, naming creation. He walked through the woods like a young Adam, naming creation.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: So this was how it was to be, now: I would do my best to live in the quick world, but the ghosts of the dead would be ever at So this was how it was to be, now: I would do my best to live in the quick world, but the ghosts of the dead would be ever at hand.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Even though he said no store in uncanny things, he was soldier enough to value with whatever weapon came to hand. Even though he said no store in uncanny things, he was soldier enough to value with whatever weapon came to hand.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: One does not have to be a priest to be a man! One does not have to be a priest to be a man!
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I thought it best to add nothing further, to let the line of his thought lead him to his own conclusions. I thought it best to add nothing further, to let the line of his thought lead him to his own conclusions.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Who is the brave manhe who feels no fear? If so, then bravery is but a polite term for a mind devoid of rationality and imagination. Who is the brave man
he who feels no fear? If so, then bravery is but a polite term for a mind devoid of rationality and imagination.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: A scandal had traditionally been an easy way to dispose of an inconvenient woman. A scandal had traditionally been an easy way to dispose of an inconvenient woman.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: It is human nature to imagine, to put yourself in another's shoes. The past may be another country. But the only passport required is empathy. It is human nature to imagine, to put yourself in another's shoes. The past may be another country. But the only passport required is empathy.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: If our forefathers make the world awry, must our children be the ones who pay to right it? If our forefathers make the world awry, must our children be the ones who pay to right it?
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Here we are, alive, and you and I will have to make it what we can. Here we are, alive, and you and I will have to make it what we can.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: You English palisade yourselves up behind 'must nots' and I commence to think it is a barren fortress in which you wall yourselves. - Caleb You English palisade yourselves up behind 'must nots' and I commence to think it is a barren fortress in which you wall yourselves. - Caleb
Geraldine Brooks quotes: And so, as generally happens, those who have most give least, and those with less somehow make shrift to share. And so, as generally happens, those who have most give least, and those with less somehow make shrift to share.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I ceased to serve a king and began, instead, to serve a kingdom. I ceased to serve a king and began, instead, to serve a kingdom.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: And yet what manner of man would I be, who has so much to say in the contest of words, if now I shirked this contest of blood? And yet what manner of man would I be, who has so much to say in the contest of words, if now I shirked this contest of blood?
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I have lived most of my life in soldiers' camps. I know what they saw. I know how they think. Their confidence sours as sudden as curdled milk. I have lived most of my life in soldiers' camps. I know what they saw. I know how they think. Their confidence sours as sudden as curdled milk.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Mullahs have been making an issue of field hockey lately, because you have to run and bend. And Mullahs have been making an issue of field hockey lately, because you have to run and bend. And
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Avner had lived too long and become too canny to claim the crown of Israel for himself. Avner had lived too long and become too canny to claim the crown of Israel for himself.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: When a kingdom rests on it, I always expect difficulty. Then, if there is none, no blame. But if there is, one is prepared. When a kingdom rests on it, I always expect difficulty. Then, if there is none, no blame. But if there is, one is prepared.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Both my parents loved words. That was the big deal in our house. Both my parents loved words. That was the big deal in our house.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Jewish prayers are mostly about daily things - the sliver of a new moon, dew on the grass, the bread and the wine. Jewish prayers are mostly about daily things - the sliver of a new moon, dew on the grass, the bread and the wine.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: This morning, light lapped the water as if God had spilt a goblet of molten gold upon a ground of darkest velvet. This morning, light lapped the water as if God had spilt a goblet of molten gold upon a ground of darkest velvet.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going. You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: He was not afraid of silence, which most of us will rush to fill. He was not afraid of silence, which most of us will rush to fill.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I don't see her anymore. We don't even go through the motions. Ozren had been right about one thing: some stories just don't have happy endings. I don't see her anymore. We don't even go through the motions. Ozren had been right about one thing: some stories just don't have happy endings.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I felt the reckless abandon of one who knows she stands already among the damned. "Why not, then, another sin? I felt the reckless abandon of one who knows she stands already among the damned. "Why not, then, another sin?
Geraldine Brooks quotes: It was only then that I realized the distance between uncle and nephew wasn't nearly as great as I'd assumed. It was only then that I realized the distance between uncle and nephew wasn't nearly as great as I'd assumed.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: the dangerous female body that somehow, in Muslim society, had been made to carry the heavy burden of male honor. the dangerous female body that somehow, in Muslim society, had been made to carry the heavy burden of male honor.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I remember arguing that moral greatness had little meaning without action to effect the moral end. I remember arguing that moral greatness had little meaning without action to effect the moral end.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Australians say 'pissed off.' Pissed means drunk. Piss is alcohol. To take the pissthat means to send someone up, make fun of them. Australians say 'pissed off.' Pissed means drunk. Piss is alcohol. To take the piss
that means to send someone up, make fun of them.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: under the surface there is often ambivalence about women at work that makes their position vulnerable. under the surface there is often ambivalence about women at work that makes their position vulnerable.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: I was like one who forgets all day to eat until the scent from some other's roasting pan reminds her she's ravenous. I was like one who forgets all day to eat until the scent from some other's roasting pan reminds her she's ravenous.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: If a man is to lose his fortune, it is a good thing if he were poor before he acquired it, for poverty requires aptitude. If a man is to lose his fortune, it is a good thing if he were poor before he acquired it, for poverty requires aptitude.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Adult life is full of hardship, childhood should be free of it. Adult life is full of hardship, childhood should be free of it.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: She was loved by a man as a woman is meant to be loved. She was loved by a man as a woman is meant to be loved.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: Despair is a cavern beneath our feet and we teeter on its very brink. Despair is a cavern beneath our feet and we teeter on its very brink.
Geraldine Brooks quotes: In Muslim societies men's bodies just weren't seen as posing the same kind of threat to social stability as women's. Getting In Muslim societies men's bodies just weren't seen as posing the same kind of threat to social stability as women's. Getting