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Black Swan Green

David Mitchell

Top 10 Best Quotes

“If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.”

“Trees're always a relief, after people.”

“Me, I want to bloody kick this moronic bloody world in the bloody teeth over and over till it bloody understands that not hurting people is ten bloody thousand times more bloody important than being right.”

“’s not just the person who fills a house, it’s their I’ll be back later!s, their toothbrushes and unused hats and coats, their belongingnesses.”

“These jokes the world plays, they're not funny at all.”

“The world never stops unmaking what the world never stops making. But who says the world has to make sense? ”

“Often I think boys don’t become men. Boys just get papier-mâchéd inside a man’s mask. Sometimes you can tell the boy is still in there.”

“It'll be all right." Julia's gentleness makes it worse. "In the end, Jace." "It doesn't feel very all right." "That's because it's not the end.”

“Listening's reading if you close your eyes. Music's a wood you walk through.”

“Teachers're always using that "in your own words." I hate that. Authors knit their sentences tight. It's their job. Why make us unpick them, just to put it back together more shonkily? How're you s'posed to say Kapellmeister if you can't say Kapellmeister?”

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humanity, lonely, nature, trees, lonely-people, missing-you, humor, inspirational, school, loneliness, missing, truth, life, writing, literary-criticism, forest, alienation, missing-someone

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