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Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: From the very beginning, I had an ambition From the very beginning, I had an ambition for 'The Luminaries': a direction - but not a real idea. Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I take your point; it's this twilight that's I take your point; it's this twilight that's the danger, between the old world and the new. Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: How silently the world revolved, when one was How silently the world revolved, when one was brooding, and alone. Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: You give a dog a bad name, and You give a dog a bad name, and that dog is bad for life. Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: It's dreadful to feel alone and really be It's dreadful to feel alone and really be alone. But Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: Shiloh had as many casualties as Waterloo, and Shiloh had as many casualties as Waterloo, and yet there were another 20 Waterloos to come. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: (How opaque, the minds of absent men and (How opaque, the minds of absent men and women! And how elusive, motivation! — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: The room seemed suddenly to clarify, as when The room seemed suddenly to clarify, as when a chance scatter of stars resolves into a constellation before the eye. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company. Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I am a New Zealander, but I don't I am a New Zealander, but I don't want to swallow New Zealand identity in one gulp. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: His own mortality held only an intellectual fascination 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: His two great loves were hard work and 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: And the hermit's spirit detaches itself, ever so 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Worked like a Trojan. That's one thing I'll 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: It's very brave going from a position of It's very brave going from a position of authority to one where you are an apprentice. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I've had countless reviews sort that have made 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: For human temperament was a volatile compound of For human temperament was a volatile compound of perception and circumstance; Moody saw now that he could no more have — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I have heard that in the New Zealand I have heard that in the New Zealand native tradition, the soul, when it dies, becomes a star. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: like a disaffected swan - like a disaffected swan - — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: Like most Rebel soldiers, Sam Watkins owned no Like most Rebel soldiers, Sam Watkins owned no slaves. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: .. a string of coincidence is not a .. a string of coincidence is not a coincitence. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Luck is never the whole picture, Luck is never the whole picture, — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: At high school they expect answers, but at At high school they expect answers, but at university all you're supposed to do is dispute the wording of the question. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: History does not usually make real sense until History does not usually make real sense until long afterward. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: The Confederate Constitution was almost identical to that The Confederate Constitution was almost identical to that of the United States. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I really wanted to write an adventure story, I really wanted to write an adventure story, a murder-mystery that was set during the gold-rush years in New Zealand. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: It is a feature of human nature to It is a feature of human nature to give what we most wish to receive. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I loved 'Middlemarch,' I think that's one of I loved 'Middlemarch,' I think that's one of my favourite books of all time, actually. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: He had known instinctively that it was always 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of reasons why, and a catalogue of reasons cannot be put together into love. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Strains of Saturday night filtered in from the Strains of Saturday night filtered in from the street - an — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: Say this for big league baseball - it Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: The ability of humans to read meaning into The ability of humans to read meaning into patterns is the most defining characteristic we have. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: He had always been irreproachable in his conduct, He had always been irreproachable in his conduct, and as a consequence, his capacity for empathy was small. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Money is a burden, a burden most keenly Money is a burden, a burden most keenly felt by the poor. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man of his empathy, could turn him selfish, could make him depreciate all other sufferers. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Margaret Atwood was the author who took me Margaret Atwood was the author who took me out of children's literature and guided me towards adult literature. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: Even the most painstaking history is a bridge Even the most painstaking history is a bridge across an eternal mystery. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I'm the rogue Canadian in my family - I'm the rogue Canadian in my family - I just happened to be born here while my parents were studying here. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: He built his persona as a shield around He built his persona as a shield around his person, because he knew very well how little his person could withstand. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: A lucky man ... is a man who A lucky man ... is a man who was lucky once, and after that, he learned a thing or two about investment. p 553 — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Remember that anybody who is clever enough to Remember that anybody who is clever enough to set you free is clever enough to enslave you. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Disdain was useful. It gave him a fixed Disdain was useful. It gave him a fixed sense of proportion, a rightfulness to which he could appeal, and feel secure. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Months of silence had made him very bitter, Months of silence had made him very bitter, and his bitterness had ripened, in an instant, into spite. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I feel - as though a new chamber I feel - as though a new chamber of my heart has opened." "Listen. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: The past rolls forward to touch the present The past rolls forward to touch the present hour. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: You can tell when a writer moves out You can tell when a writer moves out of a place of struggle and into a place of comfort, and it's always a bad thing. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: We observe that one of the great attributes 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: What an unrequited love it is, this thirst! What an unrequited love it is, this thirst! But is it love, when it is unrequited? — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: We lived in Indian summer and mistook it We lived in Indian summer and mistook it for spring. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: Early youth is a baffling time. Early youth is a baffling time. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: The zodiac is a system a person can The zodiac is a system a person can play with and see meaning in. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: There was a computer in our garage when 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
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can A certain combination of incompetence and indifference can cause almost as much suffering as the most acute malevolence. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: A woman fallen has no future; a man A woman fallen has no future; a man risen has no past. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Land could not be minted! Land could only Land could not be minted! Land could only be lived upon, and loved. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: As she rises, she will have to reconcile As she rises, she will have to reconcile herself." "Reconcile - ?" "The savage and the civil, — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Why, it almost makes one forgive the rain, 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Gascoigne believed that justice ought to be a Gascoigne believed that justice ought to be a synonym for mercy, not an alternative. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: The first blush of love, when the self The first blush of love, when the self has lost its mooring, and, half-drowning, succumbs to a fearful tide. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: a chance for total reinvention, a chance for total reinvention, — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Diligence deserves to be rewarded." "In what proportion? Diligence deserves to be rewarded." "In what proportion? And in what currency? These are empty words. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: You can't tell from looking at a man 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: My father is an expatriate American; he fell My father is an expatriate American; he fell in love with New Zealand in his youth and never went home. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: The proper way to understand any social system The proper way to understand any social system was to view it from above. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: It is less fun to talk about what 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: A man with no memory was a man A man with no memory was a man with no foresight - to — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I think the adverb is a much-maligned part 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
Catton Quotes By Bruce Catton: The 1860 election became a referendum on the The 1860 election became a referendum on the southern way of life. — Bruce Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: She was tried for trying to take her 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
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: A man ought never to trust another man's A man ought never to trust another man's evaluation of a third man's disposition. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: I think that's what fiction writing is actually I think that's what fiction writing is actually all about. It's about trying to solve problems in creative ways. — Eleanor Catton
Catton Quotes By Eleanor Catton: Pritchard was lonely, and like most lonely souls, Pritchard was lonely, and like most lonely souls, he saw happy couples everywhere. — Eleanor Catton