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The Lake

Banana Yoshimoto

Top 10 Best Quotes

“But I have my life, I’m living it. It’s twisted, exhausting, uncertain, and full of guilt, but nonetheless, there’s something there.”

“It was so gorgeous it almost felt like sadness.”

“When someone tells you something big, it's like you're taking money from them, and there's no way it will ever go back to being the way it was. You have to take responsibility for listening.”

“Everything in life has some good in it. And when something awful happens, the goodness stands out even more--it's sad, but that's the truth.”

“This is what it means to be loved... when someone wants to touch you, to be tender...”

“The sky was incredibly far away, and beautiful enough to make a person wonder why our hearts are never so free.”

“I love feeling the rhythm of other people's lives. It's like traveling.”

“Recognizing how totally ignorant you are is the only honest way to deal with people who've been through something traumatic.”

“Why were we so far apart, even when we were together? It was a nice loneliness, like the sensation of washing your face in cold water.”

“You have the nicest window, you know? None of the others can even compete. It´s not flashy like the others, or bleary – your window gives of this nice, quiet light.”

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