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The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken
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Mar 31, 2011

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Elizabeth McCracken
“Despite popular theories, I believe people fall in love based not on good looks or fate but on knowledge. Either they are amazed by something a beloved knows that they themselves do not know; or they discover a common rare knowledge; or they can supply knowledge to someone who's lacking. Hasn't everyone found a strange ignorance in someone beguiling? . . .Nowadays, trendy librarians, wanting to be important, say, Knowledge is power. I know better. Knowledge is love.
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House

Elizabeth McCracken
“If you save yourself for marriage, and then you don’t get married, then what you saved isn’t worth anything. It’s like Confederate money. You’re bankrupt, you have nowhere to spend it.”
Caroline to Peggy”
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House
tags: love

Elizabeth McCracken
“Enough fine weather and money and a few memorable meals make any place desirable.”
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House

Elizabeth McCracken
“Welcome to the world of grown-ups. You might be good at math, and somebody pays for tht, but what you really love to do is sing. Do you think Oscar prizes above all else his ability to book guests into a hotel?.. The sad fact of the world... is almost nobody exactly chooses what they get paid to do."
Peggy to James”
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House
tags: work

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