Old Life Quotes

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Annie Proulx
“Everybody that went away suffered a broken heart. "I'm coming back some day," they all wrote. But never did. The old life was too small to fit anymore.”
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

Lev Shestov
“It is obvious that he has set himself an impossible task; slow and gradual transformations are possible, they even happen quite frequently, but they do not lead us to a new life; they only take us from one old life to another old life. The new life always makes itself known abruptly, without any approach or preparation, and it keeps its strange enigmatical character in the midst of events whose course has been determined by the old laws.”
Lev Shestov, Noaptea din gradina Ghetsimani

Leonard Cohen
“What I loved in my old life--I haven’t forgotten--it lives in my spine.”
Leonard Cohen

Markus Zusak
“I let the front door slam shut behind me and the fly screen rattle. It was as if each door was kicking me out of the old life I'd lived in that house. I was being thrown out into the world, new. The broken, leaning gate creaked open, let me out, and I gently placed it shut. I was gone, and from down the street, maybe fifty yards away, I looked back for a second at the house where I lived. It wasn't the same any more. It never would be. I kept walking.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The OLD must give way to the NEW!”
Lailah Gifty Akita