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Paula McLain quotes: A new thing is good, though it be a sore place. A new thing is good, though it be a sore place.
Paula McLain quotes: Baobab. Away in the distance I could see the cloud-softened Baobab. Away in the distance I could see the cloud-softened
Paula McLain quotes: The very rich only admire themselves The very rich only admire themselves
Paula McLain quotes: He had writing the way other people had religion He had writing the way other people had religion
Paula McLain quotes: The pilgrims and the lost often did look the same, The pilgrims and the lost often did look the same,
Paula McLain quotes: He wanted them both, but there was no having everything, and love couldn't help him now. Nothing could help him but bravery, and what was that anyhow? He wanted them both, but there was no having everything, and love couldn't help him now. Nothing could help him but bravery, and what was that anyhow?
Paula McLain quotes: I hope we'll get lucky enough to grow old together. I hope we'll get lucky enough to grow old together.
Paula McLain quotes: The first time I saw a narcissus pushing through ice and thriving, I thought it was perfect and wanted that kind of determination for myself. The first time I saw a narcissus pushing through ice and thriving, I thought it was perfect and wanted that kind of determination for myself.
Paula McLain quotes: I'd had my share of rain. My mother's illness ... had weighed on me, but the years before had been heavy, too. I was only twenty eight. I'd had my share of rain. My mother's illness ... had weighed on me, but the years before had been heavy, too. I was only twenty eight.
Paula McLain quotes: How close people could be to us when they had gone as far away as possible, to the edges of the map. How unforgettable. How close people could be to us when they had gone as far away as possible, to the edges of the map. How unforgettable.
Paula McLain quotes: They sat in the cafes with their fresh faces and long lovely legs and waited for something outrageous to happen. They sat in the cafes with their fresh faces and long lovely legs and waited for something outrageous to happen.
Paula McLain quotes: My life was my life; I would have to stare it down, somehow, and make it work for me. My life was my life; I would have to stare it down, somehow, and make it work for me.
Paula McLain quotes: Sometimes when you're hurting, it helps to throw yourself at something that will take your weight. Sometimes when you're hurting, it helps to throw yourself at something that will take your weight.
Paula McLain quotes: All her stories seemed to involve rowboats and ukuleles, full moons and campfires and grog. I was desperately jealous. All her stories seemed to involve rowboats and ukuleles, full moons and campfires and grog. I was desperately jealous.
Paula McLain quotes: If you're ready to make the mad dash I'm game. If you're ready to make the mad dash I'm game.
Paula McLain quotes: All that was left for me was a terrible kind of paralysis, this waiting game, this heartbreak game. All that was left for me was a terrible kind of paralysis, this waiting game, this heartbreak game.
Paula McLain quotes: It was terrible to feel so empty, as if I were nothing. Why couldn't I be happy? And just what was happines anyway? It was terrible to feel so empty, as if I were nothing. Why couldn't I be happy? And just what was happines anyway?
Paula McLain quotes: he grinned a grin that began in his eyes and went everywhere at once. It was devastating. he grinned a grin that began in his eyes and went everywhere at once. It was devastating.
Paula McLain quotes: What do you mean to do?''Make literary history, I guess. What do you mean to do?'
'Make literary history, I guess.
Paula McLain quotes: Not everyone out in a storm wants to be saved Not everyone out in a storm wants to be saved
Paula McLain quotes: The way I see it, how can you really say you'll love a person longer than love lasts? The way I see it, how can you really say you'll love a person longer than love lasts?
Paula McLain quotes: would all trickle through my fingers like so much red dust, for as long as childhood lasted it was a heaven fitted would all trickle through my fingers like so much red dust, for as long as childhood lasted it was a heaven fitted
Paula McLain quotes: Sometimes I've thought it's only our challenges that sharpen us, and change us, too - a mile-long runway and nineteen hundred pounds Sometimes I've thought it's only our challenges that sharpen us, and change us, too - a mile-long runway and nineteen hundred pounds
Paula McLain quotes: He lit another cigarette and inhaled deeply, the tip flaring an angry red. Isn't love a beautiful goddamn liar? He lit another cigarette and inhaled deeply, the tip flaring an angry red. Isn't love a beautiful goddamn liar?
Paula McLain quotes: To marry was to say you believed in the future and in the past, too-that history and tradition and hope could stay knit together to hold you up. To marry was to say you believed in the future and in the past, too-that history and tradition and hope could stay knit together to hold you up.
Paula McLain quotes: Isn't love a beautiful goddamn liar? Isn't love a beautiful goddamn liar?
Paula McLain quotes: would be two days traveling, at least, and then he'd be would be two days traveling, at least, and then he'd be
Paula McLain quotes: The accordion and the whores and the retching,' he said. 'That's our music. The accordion and the whores and the retching,' he said. 'That's our music.
Paula McLain quotes: Men hear what they like and invent the rest. Men hear what they like and invent the rest.
Paula McLain quotes: We'd given up trying to fool anyone, even ourselves. We'd given up trying to fool anyone, even ourselves.
Paula McLain quotes: I wanted something grand and sweeping.""The kind of love you find in novels?""Maybe. That makes me incredibly stupid, I suppose. I wanted something grand and sweeping."
"The kind of love you find in novels?"
"Maybe. That makes me incredibly stupid, I suppose.
Paula McLain quotes: I loved him for a full year and then, in one night, all my wishing came apart. I loved him for a full year and then, in one night, all my wishing came apart.
Paula McLain quotes: We can only go to the limits of ourselves. Anything more and we give too much away. Then we're not good for anyone. We can only go to the limits of ourselves. Anything more and we give too much away. Then we're not good for anyone.
Paula McLain quotes: People interest me so much. They're such wonderful puzzles. Think of it. Half the time we've no idea what we're doing, but we live anyway. People interest me so much. They're such wonderful puzzles. Think of it. Half the time we've no idea what we're doing, but we live anyway.
Paula McLain quotes: This is why there is poetry. For days like these. This is why there is poetry. For days like these.
Paula McLain quotes: On the street, it was dark in the way only Africa can be. On the street, it was dark in the way only Africa can be.
Paula McLain quotes: You on the train and me here and everything emptier now you're gone. Tell me, are you real? You on the train and me here and everything emptier now you're gone. Tell me, are you real?
Paula McLain quotes: though I leaned against him and tried to meet the kiss and to take it in, I couldn't quite feel it. I couldn't feel us. - though I leaned against him and tried to meet the kiss and to take it in, I couldn't quite feel it. I couldn't feel us. -
Paula McLain quotes: This valley was more than my home. It beat in me like the drum of my own heart. Only This valley was more than my home. It beat in me like the drum of my own heart. Only
Paula McLain quotes: and was there for the birth, on 25 February and was there for the birth, on 25 February
Paula McLain quotes: And after a time, I stopped struggling even internally against the prescribed quietness. And after a time, I stopped struggling even internally against the prescribed quietness.
Paula McLain quotes: Don't tell readers what to think. Let the action speak for itself. Don't tell readers what to think. Let the action speak for itself.
Paula McLain quotes: I might just crawl under my bed and not come out until I'm old and doddering and can't remember feeling anything for anyone at all. I might just crawl under my bed and not come out until I'm old and doddering and can't remember feeling anything for anyone at all.
Paula McLain quotes: It was august. for years it was august ... . there was heat like wet gauze and a high, white sky and music coming from everywhere at once. It was august. for years it was august ... . there was heat like wet gauze and a high, white sky and music coming from everywhere at once.
Paula McLain quotes: He didn't know how love managed to be a garden one moment and war the next. He was at war now, his loyalty tested at every turn. He didn't know how love managed to be a garden one moment and war the next. He was at war now, his loyalty tested at every turn.
Paula McLain quotes: No one really knows how it is with anyone else. That's the truth. That's our only real retaliation when the gossip starts to churn. No one really knows how it is with anyone else. That's the truth. That's our only real retaliation when the gossip starts to churn.
Paula McLain quotes: There was nowhere to go in the house to escape my dark thoughts. There was nowhere to go in the house to escape my dark thoughts.
Paula McLain quotes: Twende tu, she called out in Swahili as she buckled her helmet. I am going. Twende tu, she called out in Swahili as she buckled her helmet. I am going.
Paula McLain quotes: Maybe that's the secret to surviving all sorts of trouble, knowing who you are apart from it, I mean. Maybe that's the secret to surviving all sorts of trouble, knowing who you are apart from it, I mean.
Paula McLain quotes: You have to digest life. You have to chew it up and love it all through. You have to digest life. You have to chew it up and love it all through.
Paula McLain quotes: I've sometimes thought that being loved a little less than others can actually make a person, rather than ruin them. I've sometimes thought that being loved a little less than others can actually make a person, rather than ruin them.
Paula McLain quotes: Walk through your sorrow, my daughter, it hardly matters as long as you walk to where you want to be. Walk through your sorrow, my daughter, it hardly matters as long as you walk to where you want to be.
Paula McLain quotes: Berkeley explained. Then he told me how he'd been in London seeing a slew of doctors for his heart. Berkeley explained. Then he told me how he'd been in London seeing a slew of doctors for his heart.
Paula McLain quotes: They love me like a pack of wolves.Ernest They love me like a pack of wolves.


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Paula McLain quotes: It's important to test your nerve occasionally,' she said. 'It keeps you young. It's important to test your nerve occasionally,' she said. 'It keeps you young.
Paula McLain quotes: We were surrounded by people on the platform, but we were entirely alone. We were surrounded by people on the platform, but we were entirely alone.
Paula McLain quotes: Proper learning isn't just useful in society, Beryl. It can be wonderfully yours, a thing to have and keep just for you. Proper learning isn't just useful in society, Beryl. It can be wonderfully yours, a thing to have and keep just for you.
Paula McLain quotes: But in the end, fighting for a love that was already gone felt like trying to live in the ruins of a lost city. But in the end, fighting for a love that was already gone felt like trying to live in the ruins of a lost city.
Paula McLain quotes: He was a humorist, and everyone knew the funny writers were the most serious sort under their skins. He was a humorist, and everyone knew the funny writers were the most serious sort under their skins.
Paula McLain quotes: I met the devil,' Ernest said, finishing his glass of wine, 'and he doesn't give a damn about art. I met the devil,' Ernest said, finishing his glass of wine, 'and he doesn't give a damn about art.
Paula McLain quotes: Are you always this wise, Ruth?" "Only when it comes to other people's lives. Are you always this wise, Ruth?"
"Only when it comes to other people's lives.
Paula McLain quotes: I would gladly have climbed out of my skin and into his that night, because I believed that was what love meant. I would gladly have climbed out of my skin and into his that night, because I believed that was what love meant.
Paula McLain quotes: Happiness is so awfully complicated, but freedom isn't. You're either tied down or you're not. Happiness is so awfully complicated, but freedom isn't. You're either tied down or you're not.
Paula McLain quotes: How dreadful it would be if everything toppled you and you folded in. How dreadful it would be if everything toppled you and you folded in.
Paula McLain quotes: We stood there, locked and lovely as statues in a garden. We stood there, locked and lovely as statues in a garden.
Paula McLain quotes: swallowed. My ears felt as if swallowed. My ears felt as if
Paula McLain quotes: I'd like it if you could love me for a little while at least. I'd like it if you could love me for a little while at least.
Paula McLain quotes: Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris. Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.
Paula McLain quotes: I felt a sense of anticipation of being on the verge of something interesting. I felt a sense of anticipation of being on the verge of something interesting.
Paula McLain quotes: If I can write one sentence, simple and true every day, I'll be satisfied. If I can write one sentence, simple and true every day, I'll be satisfied.
Paula McLain quotes: They had as good a shot at making it as anyone did, but what if marriage didn't solve anything and didn't save anyone even a little bit? What then? They had as good a shot at making it as anyone did, but what if marriage didn't solve anything and didn't save anyone even a little bit? What then?
Paula McLain quotes: Searching out something important and going astray look exactly the same for a while, in fact. Searching out something important and going astray look exactly the same for a while, in fact.
Paula McLain quotes: Who knows what anyone deserves? We like to play judge and jury, but we're all a rotten mess under our skins. Who knows what anyone deserves? We like to play judge and jury, but we're all a rotten mess under our skins.