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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Feb 24, 15

bookshelves: 2007, mystery, historical-fiction, favorite-books, dead-tree, translated
Read in April, 2007

I read this book on and off for about a month - not because it was bad but because this was a book to be savored. The translation was absolutely beautiful and suited the very Gothic tone of the novel.
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“The words with which a child's heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“The most efficient way of rendering the poor harmless is to teach them to want to imitate the rich.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“People talk too much. Humans aren't descended from monkeys. They come from parrots.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Making money isn't hard in itself... What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


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