The Bronze Horseman Quotes

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Paullina Simons
“Good-bye, my moonsong and my breath, my white nights and golden days, my fresh water and my fire. Good-bye, and may you find a better life, find comfort again and your breathless smile, and when your beloved face lights up once more at the Western sunrise, be sure what I felt for you was not in vain. Good-bye and have faith, my Tatiana.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“Tatiana said. "Go on with Dasha. She is right for you. She is a woman and I'm-" "Blind!", Alexander exclaimed. Tatiana stood, desolately failing in the battle of her heart. "Oh, Alexander. What do you want from me..."
"Everything", he whispered fiercely.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“I love you breathlessly, my amazing man.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“I'm going to die with Alexander's hand on my face, Tatiana thought. That is not a bad way to die. I cannot move. I can't get up. Just can't. She closed her eyes and felt herself drifting. Through the haze in front of her she heard Alexander's voice. "Tatiana, I love you. Do you hear me? I love you like I've never loved anyone in my whole life. Now, get up. For me, Tatia. For me, please get up and go take care of your sister. Go on. And I'll take care of you.”
Paullina Simons

Paullina Simons
“Love is when he is hungry and you feed him. Love is knowing when he is hungry.”
Paullina Simons

Paullina Simons
“I'm not hungry," Alexander whispered. "I'm famished. Watch out for me. Now, don't make a single sound," he said, moving on top of her. "Tania, God....I'll cover your mouth, just like this, and you hold on to me, just like this, and I'm going to-just like this-”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“Lazarevo drips you into my soul, dawn drop by moonlight drop from the river Kama. When you look for me, look for me there, because that's where I'll be all the days of my life.”
Paullina Simons

Paullina Simons
“Alexander, my nights, my days, my every thought. You will fall away from me in just a while, won’t you, and I’ll be whole again, and I will go on and feel for someone else, the way everybody does.

But my innocence is gone forever.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“She was entrenched. She had dug a trench all around herself called Alexander , and she couldn't leave.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“Tatiana lived for that evening hour with him that propelled her into her future and into the barely formed, painful feelings that she could neither express nor understand. Friends walking in the lucent dusk. There was nothing more she could have from him, and there was nothing more she wanted from him but that one hour at the end of her long day when her heart beat and her breath was short and she was happy.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“Alexander: “First we will send the frontovik into the streets with guns. When they are dead, we will send me, with a tank, like the one you’ve been making me. When I’m dead, all the barricades down, all the weapons and tanks gone, they will send you with a rock.”

Tania: “And when I’m dead?”

Alexander: “You’re the last line of defense. When you’re dead, Hitler will march through Leningrad the way he marched through Paris. Do you remember that?”

Tania: “That’s not fair the French didn’t fight”

Alexander: “The didn’t fight Tania, but you will fight. For every street and for every building. And when you lose —”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“Open your eyes, soldier,” Tatiana said fondly, caressing his face.“Are you hungry?”
“I was hungry,” Alexander said. “But you fed me.” His body was shaking underneath his sheet.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“No. You didn’t start with me. I came to you because you already had yourself”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“Tatiana hugged him and said, “And here’s mine: ‘Honey, what do you prefer—my beautiful body or my beautiful face?’”

“Your sense of humor,” returned Alexander, holding her to him until she couldn’t breathe.”
Paullina Simons, Tatiana and Alexander

Paullina Simons
“Tania.” Her voice was soothing. “There is a second love. And a third love. And if you’re lucky, a fourth and a fifth, too.”
Paullina Simons, Tatiana and Alexander

Paullina Simons
“When you're unsure of yourself, whenever you're in doubt, ask yourself three questions. What do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important, ask yourself, what do you love? And when you answer, Tatiana, you will know who you are. And more important - if you ask this question of the people around you, you will know who they are too.”
Paullina Simons, The Summer Garden

Paullina Simons
“Soldato, lascia che ti accarezzi il viso e baci le tue labbra, lasciami urlare attraverso i mari e sussurrare attraverso i prati ghiacciati della Russia quello che sento per te... Luga, Ladoga, Leningrado, Lazarevo... Alexander, un tempo tu mi hai portata e io ora porto te. Nella mia eternità ora io porto te. Attraverso la Finlandia, attraverso la Svezia, fino in America con le mani tese, mi ergerò e mi farò avanti, destriero nero che galoppa senza cavaliere nella notte. Il tuo cuore, il tuo fucile mi conforteranno, saranno la mia culla, la mia tomba. Lazarevo stilla il tuo essere nel mio cuore, goccia d'alba al chiaro di luna, goccia del fiume Kama. Quando mi cerchi, cercami là, perchè là sarò tutti i giorni della mia vita.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

Paullina Simons
“I’m getting off the boat at Coconut Grove. It’s six and you’re not on the dock. I finish up, and start walking home, thinking you’re tied up making dinner, and then I see you and Ant hurrying down the promenade. He is running and you’re running after him. You’re wearing a yellow dress. He jumps on me, and you stop shyly, and I say to you, come on, tadpole, show me what you got, and you laugh and run and jump into my arms. Such a good memory.
I love you, babe.”
Paullina Simons, The Summer Garden

“Do you remember what you're supposed to do now? Kiss the palm of your hand and press it against your heart.”
Paulina Simmons

Paullina Simons
“Alexander raised his shaking right hand to his temple, to his lips, to his heart.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman