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Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6) Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
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“It's a blessing Madame Gamache and I had at our wedding. It was read at the end of the ceremony.

Now you will feel no rain
For each of you will be shelter for the other
Now you will feel no cold
For each of you will be warmth for the other
Now there is no loneliness for you
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good and long upon this earth.


(Apache Blessing)”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Things are strongest where they're broken.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Joy doesn't ever leave, you know. It's always with you. And one day you'll find it again.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
tags: joy
“To be silent. In hopes of not offending, in hopes of being accepted.

But what happened to people who never spoke, never raised their voices? Kept everything inside?

Gamache knew what happened. Everything they swallowed, every word, thought, feeling rattled around inside, hollowing the person out. And into that chasm they stuffed their words, their rage.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“In winter the very ground seemed to reach up and grab the elderly, yanking them to earth as though hungry for them.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“The night is a strawberry.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“The women in the room chatted about love, about childhood, about losing parents, about Mr. Spock, about good books they'd read.

They mothered each other.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Wait, Armand, he heard behind him but kept walking, ignoring the calls. Then he remembered what Emile had meant to him and still did. Did this one bad thing wipe everything else out?

That was the danger. Not that betrayals happened, not that cruel things happened, but that they could outweigh all the good. That we could forget the good and only remember the bad.

But not today. Gamache stopped.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“That was the danger. Not that betrayals happened, not that cruel things happened, but that they could outweigh all the good. That we could forget the good and only remember the bad.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Who hurt you, once,
so far beyond repair
that you would meet each overture
with curling lip?
While we, who knew you well,
your friends, (the focus of your scorn)
could see your courage in the face of fear,
your wit, and thoughtfulness,
and will remember you
with something close to love.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“I’m sorry. I was wrong. I need help. I don’t know.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“...while forgetting the past might condemn people to repeat it, remembering it too vividly condemned them to never leave.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“I respect people who have such passion. Emile was saying. "I don't. I have a lot of interests, some I'm passionate about, but not to the exclusion of everything else. I sometimes wonder if that's necessary for geniuses to accomplish what they must, a singularity of purpose. We mere mortals just get in the way. Relationships are messy, distracting.

He travels the fastest who travels alone, quoted Gamache.

You sound as though you don't believe it.

It depends where you're going, but no, I don't. I think you might go far fast, but eventually you'll stall. We need other people.

...

We all need help.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“They were cunning,deceitful,arrogant and nearly incomprehensible,especially the Anglos. They were dangerous because they hid their thoughts,hid their feelings behind a smiling face. Who could tell what was really going on in their heads? They said one thing and thought another. Who knew what rancid thing lived ,curled up,in the space between words and thoughts.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“told him the four sentences that lead to wisdom. He’d said them only once, never repeating them. But once had been enough for Gamache. I’m sorry. I was wrong. I need help. I don’t know.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Sometimes life goes in a direction not of our choosing,” said the minister, softly. “That’s why we need to adapt. It’s never too late to change direction.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Gamache nodded. It was what made his job so fascinating, and so difficult. How the same person could be both kind and cruel, compassionate and wretched. Unraveling a murder was more about getting to know the people than the evidence. People who were contrary and contradictory, and who often didn't even know themselves.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“It is sweet and right to die for your country…. an old and dangerous lie. It might be necessary, but it is never sweet and rarely right. It’s a tragedy.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Not everything buried is actually dead. For many, the past is alive.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“His heart filled his chest and ran to the end of his tail and the very tips of his considerable ears. It filled his head, squeezing out his brain. But Henri, the foundling, was a humanist, and while not particularly clever was the smartest creature Gamache knew. Everything he knew he knew by heart.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“And Beauvoir knew then the man was a saint. He's been touched by any number of medical men and women. All healers, all well intentioned, some kind, some rough. All made it clear they wanted him to live, but none had made him feel that his life was precious, was worth saving, was worth something.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“I know how precious life is. You had no right to take Renaud's and you have no right to take your own now. Not over this. Too much death. It needs to stop.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“If less was more, she had a great deal.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
tags: less, more
“…in the library…surrounded by things far more dangerous than what roamed the school corridors. For here thoughts were housed.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Champlain missing was so much more potent than Champlain found.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“They kill. To feel safe. It almost never worked.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“She’d forgotten to love, but she also forgot to hate. (about Clara’s mother, who had dementia)”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Being with Ken was like being with a permanently foreign friend. It was impossible to understand them, but all you really needed to do was reflect back their own expressions. When Ken looked sad, they looked sad. When he looked happy, they smiled. It was actually very relaxing to be around him. Not much was expected.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“Control your thoughts and you can control your emotions. Do you trust me?”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead
“That was the danger. Not that betrayals happened, not that cruel things happened, but that they could outweigh all the good. That we could forget the good and only remember the bad.”
Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead

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