Kate Morton Quotes

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Kate Morton
“I don’t have many friends, not the living, breathing sort at any rate. And I don’t mean that in a sad and lonely way; I’m just not the type of person who accumulates friends or enjoys crowds. I’m good with words, but not spoken kind; I’ve often thought what a marvelous thing it would be if I could only conduct relationships on paper. And I suppose, in a sense, that’s what I do, for I’ve hundreds of the other sort, the friends contained within bindings, pages after glorious pages of ink, stories that unfold the same way every time but never lose their joy, that take me by the hand and lead me through doorways into worlds of great terror and rapturous delight. Exciting, worthy, reliable companions - full of wise counsel, some of them - but sadly ill-equipped to offer the use of a spare bedroom for a month or two.”
Kate Morton, The Distant Hours

Kate Morton
“A true friend is a light in the dark. Viven”
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper

Kate Morton
“It was unsettling, Laurel thought, suppressing a shiver, how quickly a person's presence could be erased, how easily civilization gave way to wilderness.”
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper

Kate Morton
“Die grosse, runde Bahnhofsuhr, die ueber dem Bahnstein haengt, ihr unerschuetterliches Gesicht und ihre unermuedlichen Zeiger erinnern daran, dass Zeit und Zug auf niemanden warten.”
Kate Morton

Kate Morton
“Die Fotografie ist eine grausame Kunst. Sie zerrt eingefangene Momente in die Zukunft, Momente, die in der Vergangenheit haetten verpuffen sollen. Fotos zwingen uns, Menschen zu sehen, bevor sie ihr eigenes Ende kennen.”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
“A strange thing began to happen, though. Memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of my mind, began to sneak through cracks”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
“She wanted me to look at her sets, to remember things and places from long ago. As if I hadn’t spent a lifetime pretending to forget”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
“She took her secrets with her, into the cold earth, but I learned them in the end. I know a lot about secrets; I have made them my life”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
“I find the distant past is sharp and clear. They come often lately, those ghosts from the past, and I’m surprised to find I don’t much mind them”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
“…The Valley of Fear. I whispered the thrilling words to myself, then lifted the book to my nose and breathed the ink from its pages. The scent of possibilities”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
“I nod and he disappears, dissolves like watercolour into a dusty streak of light”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton