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Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes: There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things.
         

There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things.


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We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.



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In the end, the tortures tearing the Lisbon girls pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was handed down to them, so full of flaws.



Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though.

Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though.



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You never get over it, but you get to where it doesn't bother you so much.



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It was like autumn, looking at her. it was like driving up north to see the colors.



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She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.





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