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Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
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Colum McCann
“I guess this is what marriage is, or was, or could be. You drop the mask. You allow the fatigue in. You lean across and kiss the years because they're the things that matter.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“No shame in saying that I felt a loneliness drifting through me. Funny how it was, everyone perched in their own little world with the deep need to talk, each person with their own tale, beginning in some strange middle point, then trying so hard to tell it all, to have it all make sense, logical and final.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“Nobody falls halfway”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“Words are good for saying what things are, but sometimes they don't function for what things aren't.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“People are good or half good or a quarter good, and it changes all the time- but even on the best day nobody's perfect.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“There's a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we've left it.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“If they ask you to stand still, you should dance.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“I'm only telling you on the truth," he said. "If you can't stand the truth, don't ask for it.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“Sometimes we just walk into something that is not for us at all. We pretend it is. We think we can shrug it off like a coat, but it's not a coat at all, it's more like another skin. [...] All I wanted was to make my life thrilling for a while: to take the oridinary objects of my days and make a different argument out of them, no obligations to my past.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann
“With all respects to heaven, I like it here.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin


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