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The Golem and the Jinni

Helene Wecker

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Sometimes men want what they don't have because they don't have it. Even if everyone offered to share, they would only want the share that wasn't theirs.”

“All of us are lonely at some point or another, no matter how any people surround us. And then, we meet someone who seems to understand. She smiles, and for a moment the loneliness disappears.”

“A man might desire something for a moment, while a larger part of him rejects it. You'll need to learn to judge people by their actions, not their thoughts.”

“Faith is believing in something even without proof, because you know it in your heart to be true.”

“The human body is like a piece of fabric. No matter how well one cares for it, it frays as it ages.”

“And perhaps the humans did create their God. But does that make him less real? Take this arch. They created it. Now it exists.”

“If the act of love is so dangerous, why do people risk so much for it?”

“Chava," he said, "it's a cruel irony that you have the most difficulty precisely when those around you are on their best behavior. I suspect you would find it much easier if we all cast politeness aside, and took whatever we pleased." She considered. "It would be easier, at first. But then you might hurt each other to gain your wishes, and grow afraid of each other, and still go on wanting.”

“They’d need no reason!” shouted Arbeely. “Why can’t you understand? Men need no reason to cause mischief, only an excuse!”

“He'd lived so long in anticipation of his own death that to contemplate his future was like standing at the edge of a cliff, staring into a vertiginous rush of open sky.”

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insightful, desires, new-beginnings, moral-compass, interesting, identity, life-and-death, transitions-in-life, human-nature

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