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Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.”

“Survival is insufficient.”

“A fragment for my friend-- If your soul left this earth I would follow and find you Silent, my starship suspended in night”

“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.”

“They spend all their lives waiting for their lives to begin.”

“No one ever thinks they’re awful, even people who really actually are. It’s some sort of survival mechanism.”

“No more Internet. No more social media, no more scrolling through litanies of dreams and nervous hopes and photographs of lunches, cries for help and expressions of contentment and relationship-status updates with heart icons whole or broken, plans to meet up later, pleas, complaints, desires, pictures of babies dressed as bears or peppers for Halloween. No more reading and commenting on the lives of others, and in so doing, feeling slightly less alone in the room. No more avatars.”

“I stood looking over my damaged home and tried to forget the sweetness of life on Earth.”

“It was gorgeous and claustrophobic. I loved it and I always wanted to escape.”

“She had never entirely let go of the notion that if she reached far enough with her thoughts she might find someone waiting, that if two people were to cast their thoughts outward at the same moment they might somehow meet in the middle.”

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Book Keywords:

poetry, home, friendship

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