Zitate aus „The Ocean at the End of the Lane“ von Neil Gaiman

‘You can’t,’ said Lettie. ‘It would destroy you.’
I opened my mouth to tell her that nothing could kill me, not now, but she said, ‘Not kill you. Destroy you. Dissolve you. You wouldn’t die in here, nothing ever dies in here, but if you stayed here for too long, just a little of you would exist everywhere, all spread out. And that’s not a good thing. Never enough of you all together in one place, so there wouldn’t be anything left that would think of itself as an “I”. No point of view any longer, because you’d be an infinite sequence of views and of points …’
“I’m going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. The truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”
Gul
Gulhat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not. You stand two of you lot next to each other, and you could be continents away for all it means anything.
Gul
Gulhat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I found joy in the things that made me happy.
And it wasn’t the sea. It was the ocean.
Lettie Hempstock’s ocean.
I remembered that, and, remembering that, I remembered everything.
On my left the younger woman said, “You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhat Zitat gemachtvor 11 Tagen
In what ways do children perceive things differently than adults?
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhat Zitat gemachtvor 11 Tagen
triple goddess” (the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone)
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhat Zitat gemachtvor 11 Tagen
About the book

Reading Group Guide
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhat Zitat gemachtvor 11 Tagen
writing every day. Words save our lives, sometimes
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhat Zitat gemachtvor 11 Tagen
“What you remembered? Probably. More or less. Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not. You stand two of you lot next to each other, and you could be continents away for all it means anything.”
Katia Alvarez
Katia Alvarezhat Zitat gemachtvor 11 Tagen
You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”
JAK
JAKhat Zitat gemachtvor 12 Tagen
Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.
daliaraydan
daliaraydanhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Monaten
Books were safer than other people anyway
daliaraydan
daliaraydanhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Monaten
As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time.
Tin Gloria
Tin Gloriahat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life.
“I remember my own childhood vividly . . . I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”
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b5450228892hat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I found joy in the things that made me happy.
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b5450228892hat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
t’s nothing special, knowing how things work. And you really do have to give it all up if you want to play.”
“To play what?”
“This,” she said. She waved at the house and the sky and the impossible full moon and the skeins and shawls and clusters of bright stars.
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b5450228892hat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
even in a place that was nothing but knowledge that was the one thing I could not know. That if I looked inward I would see only infinite mirrors, staring into myself for eternity.
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