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The Age of Miracles

Karen Thompson Walker

Top 10 Best Quotes

“How much sweeter life would be if it all happened in reverse, if, after decades of disappointments, you finally arrived at an age when you had conceded nothing, when everything was possible.”

“The only thing you have to do in this life is die," said Mrs. Pinsky..."everything else is a choice.”

“Later, I would come to think of those first days as the time when we learned as a species that we had worried over the wrong things: the hole in the ozone layer, the melting of the ice caps, West Nile and swine flu and killer bees. But I guess it never is what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different—unimagined, unprepared for, unknown.”

“Some say that love is the sweetest feeling, the purest form of joy, but that isn't right. It's not love--it's relief.”

“Sometimes the saddest stories take the fewest words.”

“I guess it never is what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different—unimagined, unprepared for, unknown.”

“I've become a collector of stories about unlikely returns: the sudden reappearance of the long-lost son, the father found, the lovers reunited after forty years. Once in awhile, a letter does fall behind a post office desk and lie there for years before it's finally discovered and delivered to the rightful address. The seemingly brain-dead sometimes wake up and start talking. I'm always on the lookout for proof that what is done can sometimes be undone.”

“Who knows how fast a second-guess can travel? Who has ever measured the exact speed of regret?”

“Doesn't every previous era feel like fiction once it's gone?”

“Even beauty, in abundance, turns creepy.”

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time, disaster, future, catastrophes, life, fears, saddness, choice, worries, hopes, possibilities

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