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Rabih Alameddine quotes: The eye always fills in the imperfections. The eye always fills in the imperfections.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: You can say that Lebanese has hundreds of lexemes for family relations. Family to the Lebanese is as snow to the Inuit. You can say that Lebanese has hundreds of lexemes for family relations. Family to the Lebanese is as snow to the Inuit.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I read Shakespeare when I was 14 because it's what we were taught. I read Shakespeare when I was 14 because it's what we were taught.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I was about 11 or 12 when I began to pick up my mother's books. I was about 11 or 12 when I began to pick up my mother's books.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I am a reader. Yes, I am that, a reader with nagging back pain. I am a reader. Yes, I am that, a reader with nagging back pain.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I'm a failed narcissist. I'm a failed narcissist.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Love's mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book. Love's mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: If you want to know whether soccer is big in America, pick a weekend, go to any park in the land, and pay attention. We're there. We've always been. If you want to know whether soccer is big in America, pick a weekend, go to any park in the land, and pay attention. We're there. We've always been.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Her appearance has changed as well, and I don't mean just the intense reticulation of lines and wrinkles, the true stigmata of life. Her appearance has changed as well, and I don't mean just the intense reticulation of lines and wrinkles, the true stigmata of life.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: No nostalgia is felt as keenly as nostalgia for things that never existed. I No nostalgia is felt as keenly as nostalgia for things that never existed. I
Rabih Alameddine quotes: To write is to know that you are not at home. To write is to know that you are not at home.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Literature gives me life, and life kills me. Well, life kills everyone. Literature gives me life, and life kills me. Well, life kills everyone.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: She was socially inept, an affliction I am quite intimate with. She was socially inept, an affliction I am quite intimate with.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: No snake is as venomous as wounded privilege. No snake is as venomous as wounded privilege.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: The reasons why a player is better on one club than on another are many. I certainly am not an expert and can't explain. The reasons why a player is better on one club than on another are many. I certainly am not an expert and can't explain.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: The relationship between France and its 'foreign' players - blacks and North African Arabs - has always been troubled, particularly with Algerians. The relationship between France and its 'foreign' players - blacks and North African Arabs - has always been troubled, particularly with Algerians.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: She felt the intimate loss of who was meant to become. She felt the intimate loss of who was meant to become.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I am a functioning human being. Mostly. Just so you don't make too much fun of me, the mostly above refers to functioning, not to human being. I am a functioning human being. Mostly. Just so you don't make too much fun of me, the mostly above refers to functioning, not to human being.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Had I known that coffee could taste so good, I would have gotten drunk on it every day. Had I known that coffee could taste so good, I would have gotten drunk on it every day.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: My patience, like my time in this world, grows shorter. My patience, like my time in this world, grows shorter.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I try to live without interfering in the lives of others because I have no wish for them to interfere in mine. I try to live without interfering in the lives of others because I have no wish for them to interfere in mine.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: No loss is felt more keenly than the loss of what might have been. No nostalgia hurts as much as nostalgia for things that never existed. No loss is felt more keenly than the loss of what might have been. No nostalgia hurts as much as nostalgia for things that never existed.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Every writer uses his own way to motivate oneself. Every writer uses his own way to motivate oneself.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I have to admit, I'm not patriotic. It has partly to do with principle, but it is also a phobia/neurosis. I have to admit, I'm not patriotic. It has partly to do with principle, but it is also a phobia/neurosis.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: No one needs to be reminded of racism in soccer: the xenophobia, the nativism and, yes, nationalism. No one needs to be reminded of racism in soccer: the xenophobia, the nativism and, yes, nationalism.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Among the many definitions of progress, "enemy of trees" and "killer of birds" seem to me the most apt. Among the many definitions of progress, "enemy of trees" and "killer of birds" seem to me the most apt.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Anna Karenina was the first time I allowed a book and its world into my house. Anna Karenina was the first time I allowed a book and its world into my house.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: As teenagers, a lot of us just did not want much to do with Arabic culture - we looked to the West. As teenagers, a lot of us just did not want much to do with Arabic culture - we looked to the West.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I gave up on the delusion that these players enjoy soccer as much as I do, that they play for the love of the game. I gave up on the delusion that these players enjoy soccer as much as I do, that they play for the love of the game.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: One of the things I enjoy most during the World Cup is watching a team improve, mature, and gel during the course of the tournament. One of the things I enjoy most during the World Cup is watching a team improve, mature, and gel during the course of the tournament.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: There is none more conformist than one who flaunts his individuality. There is none more conformist than one who flaunts his individuality.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Almost everything that men have said best has been said in Greek. Almost everything that men have said best has been said in Greek.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I love the idea of homeland, but not the actual return to one. I love the idea of homeland, but not the actual return to one.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: She felt the intimate loss of who she was meant to become. She felt the intimate loss of who she was meant to become.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I started writing half a paragraph of a mystery novel, half a paragraph there, and they were terrible. I started writing half a paragraph of a mystery novel, half a paragraph there, and they were terrible.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: No matter how good a story is, there is more at stake in the telling. No matter how good a story is, there is more at stake in the telling.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: One reason we desire explanations is that they separate us and make us feel safe. One reason we desire explanations is that they separate us and make us feel safe.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: When I wrote my first book, 'Koolaids,' I felt rejected and not wanted. When I wrote my first book, 'Koolaids,' I felt rejected and not wanted.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: The receding perspective of my past smothers my present. Remembering is the malignancy that feasts on my now. The receding perspective of my past smothers my present. Remembering is the malignancy that feasts on my now.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I sit in the dark. And it would be hard to figure out which is worse: the dark inside, or the darkness out. I sit in the dark. And it would be hard to figure out which is worse: the dark inside, or the darkness out.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I can make up stories with the best of them. I've been telling stories since I was a little kid. I can make up stories with the best of them. I've been telling stories since I was a little kid.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Nobody ever calls me a soccer-playing writer, even though I play soccer and it's part of who I am. Nobody ever calls me a soccer-playing writer, even though I play soccer and it's part of who I am.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Hope, the great deceiver, seduced her that morning. Hope, the great deceiver, seduced her that morning.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo.I was not, I was, I am not, I don't care. Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo.
I was not, I was, I am not, I don't care.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: When the Lebanese Civil War started in 1975, I was 15. I was shipped to boarding school in England and, after that, to UCLA. When the Lebanese Civil War started in 1975, I was 15. I was shipped to boarding school in England and, after that, to UCLA.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Translation is so important. The new American translations of the Bible sound like a Judith Krantz novel. Translation is so important. The new American translations of the Bible sound like a Judith Krantz novel.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: If I happen to come across a garden these days, I burst into bloom. If I happen to come across a garden these days, I burst into bloom.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I am my family's appendix, it's unnecessary appendage. - Aaliya I am my family's appendix, it's unnecessary appendage. - Aaliya
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I also understand that you have to lie to yourself to survive in a bad marriage, you have to delude yourself if you want to carry on in this life. I also understand that you have to lie to yourself to survive in a bad marriage, you have to delude yourself if you want to carry on in this life.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: What is the purpose of a city if not to grant the greatest of gifts, anonymity? What is the purpose of a city if not to grant the greatest of gifts, anonymity?
Rabih Alameddine quotes: He may be my half brother, but we're not related. A chasm of incommunicable worlds lies between us. (p. 70) He may be my half brother, but we're not related. A chasm of incommunicable worlds lies between us. (p. 70)
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Homophobia is rampant in soccer, probably more so than in any other sport. I'm not sure why. Homophobia is rampant in soccer, probably more so than in any other sport. I'm not sure why.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Nobody ever said I'm a simple personality. Nobody ever said I'm a simple personality.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I can easily hold two opposing beliefs at the same time without any problem, which I find - well, mind-expanding, really. I can easily hold two opposing beliefs at the same time without any problem, which I find - well, mind-expanding, really.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself. I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I slipped into art to escape life. I sneaked off into literature. I slipped into art to escape life. I sneaked off into literature.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I thought I'd be reading a new book today, but it doesn't feel right, or I don't feel like it. Some days are not new-book days. After I thought I'd be reading a new book today, but it doesn't feel right, or I don't feel like it. Some days are not new-book days. After
Rabih Alameddine quotes: A team without hope fizzles: no flameout, no fire. A team without hope fizzles: no flameout, no fire.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Yes, I am a tad obsessive. For a nonreligious woman, this is my faith. Yes, I am a tad obsessive. For a nonreligious woman, this is my faith.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Fate would never permit happiness to a man of such talent-a content poet is a mediocre one, a happy poet is insufferable. Fate would never permit happiness to a man of such talent-
a content poet is a mediocre one, a happy poet is insufferable.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Memory chooses to preserve what desire cannot hope to sustain. Memory chooses to preserve what desire cannot hope to sustain.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: I can imagine her memories of the novel, or, more likely, of who she was and how she felt when reading it. I can imagine her memories of the novel, or, more likely, of who she was and how she felt when reading it.
Rabih Alameddine quotes: Fate's schedule is not always naked and clear. Fate's schedule is not always naked and clear.