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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
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May 31, 2007

it was amazing
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favorite excerpts:

"I miss God. I miss the company of someone utterly loyal. I still don't think of God as my betrayer. The servants of God, yes, but servants by their very nature betray. I miss God who was my friend. I don't even know if God exists, but I do know that if God is your emotional role model, very few human relationships will match up to it."

"As it is, I can't settle, I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and know that love is as strong as death, and be on my side for ever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me. There are many forms of love and affection, some people spend their whole lives together without knowing each other's names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can you call home? Only the one who knows your name."
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message 1: by Marisol (new)

Marisol That was ......

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Maranda Love this quote

message 3: by Sarah (new) - added it

Sarah This quote is probably my favourite part of the novel. It's important for depictions of strange religious groups to recognize the sincerity of (some) believers.

message 4: by R (new) - rated it 2 stars

R Loved that entire quote too. My favorite passage out of the book.

Jewel My favourite part of this novel too.
"Betrayal is betrayal wherever you find it.By betrayal, I mean promising to be on your side, then being on somebody else's."

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Percy Page 170

message 7: by Irina (new)

Irina Brilliant

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Mekiah Johnson Beautiful

Teale Joyce Favorite passage for sure

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