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The Secret of Lost Things The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
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“Books aren't lumps of paper, but minds on shelves.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“I didn't know then that this was how deep emotion most often comes, from opposite directions and at once, when you are least aware and farthest from yourself.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“nothing is ever what you imagine, is it?”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“I loved the city. We were anonymous, and even then I had the sense that cities were yielding; that they moved over and made room.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“I drink to not giving a damn . . .”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
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“The books housed in one's first adult bookshelf are the geological bed of who we wish to become”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Liberation was in the very scale of the city: a goldfish bowl one could never grow to fit.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Remember, a book is always a gift.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Al fin y al cabo, yo era una página casi en blanco, tenía muy poco con qué impresionar.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“drunk on research, exhilarated by arcane details”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“It was ugly, but then ugly objects as a general rule are the bravest.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“The Arcade, and now Peabody's, combined to tell me that there was life in objects, in books. It was all about having eyes to see the true meaning of things. As Pike proved daily, books held a kind of magic, an apparent as well as a hidden value.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“...to be free is often to be lonely”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“I read Borges, Jorge Luis Borges. He think he too good for me, but I love him . . . he was a blind man who see better than anyone”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Loneliness is good practice for eternity.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Bruno was a musician with the temperament of an anarchist and the breath of a bartender's dishrag. He gave the lie to bookselling as a genteel occupation.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Drinnen ist das Arcade selbst wie eine große Stadt; wie eine Insel. Dass ein Buchladen ein solcher Ort sein kann, hat man sich immer erhofft, doch das Arcade ist der ursprüngliche Wunsch, der hinter solchen Hoffnungen steckt. Bei jenem ersten Besuch war es, als würde New York hier ganz real. Das Arcade stand für die Menschenmassen, es versinnbildlichte die Großstadt. Die Bücherstapel waren wie die wuselnden New Yorker, unsichtbar in ihren Gebäuden und doch spürbar, Bienen in ihrem Korb.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“..the ceiling is just a deep, dusty dome, like the inside of a skull. (Both are vaults, both repositories of knowledge.)”
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“La mejor manera de emplear tu tiempo es separarte de todo, y en la soledad de tu habitación, observar el caleidoscopio de este mundo desconocido.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Los títulos que forman nuestra primera biblioteca de adultos son la piedra basal de aquello en que deseamos convertirnos.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Unlikely things are often true . . .”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“He wanted to limit me to his own investigation of who I was . . .”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“They were oddities, marginal and not exactly respectable. For her part, Chaps was too well read to be considered entirely proper. Books had made her unreasonably independent.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Es waren ausschließlich Männer, diese zwanghaften Buchkäufer und Sammler, die erfüllt waren von der neurotischen Überzeugung, wenn sie es nur einen Tag versäumten, hierherzukommen, könne damit auch ein Buch verloren sein oder zumindest in den Händen eines anderen Käufers landen. Was für ein Leben führten sie? Das Arcade war für sie das erste Ziel des Tages , wo sie rasch vorbeischauten, um einen Blick auf die Neuzugänge zu werfen, die am Fuße von Pikes Plattform aufgestapelt lagen; eine obligatorische, tägliche Suche nach verborgenen Schätzen. Raffgier trieb sie an und Missgunst - die beiden Ingredenzien einer jeden Passion, wie ich vermutete.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Die Bücher, die wie auf unserem ersten Bücherregal als Erwachsene stehen haben, erzählen von unseren Vorhaben.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“Reality is as thin as paper, girl, and as easily torn.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
“La sospecha siempre ronda las mentes culpables.”
Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things

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