`` ... What she said was that I didn't have to be creative, if I really didn't feel like it, that was perfectly all right. Nothing wrong with it, she said.'' p. 23, Never Let Me Go
`` ... So you're waiting, even if you don't quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realise that you really are different to them; that there are people out there, like Madame, who don't hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you---of how you were brought into this world or why---and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that, it's a cold moment. It's like walking past a mirror you have walked past every day of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange.'' p. 36, Never Let Me Go
Monday, July 18, 2011
More of NLMG
Two more passages from NLMG that I liked:
As Lucy reflected on her outrageous behavior of the night before, the memory only served to draw her upward, like a flower toward the sun...
What is ``real''? Anything, any entity, that is repeatable. Something that takes place only once, cannot be real, or at least, we c...
This quote comes after a particularly disturbing and depressing description of life in the Soviet Union in early 20th century: ``Not all ...