The Shipping News Quotes

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Annie Proulx
“You all know we are only passing by. We only walk over these stones a few times, our boats float a little while and then they have to sink. The water is a dark flower and a fisherman is a bee in the heart of her.”
Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx
“The tide was still on the ebb in that complex swell and fall of water against land, as though a great heart in the centre of the earth beat but twice a day.”
Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx
“What do you think,' she said. Her voice was rapid. 'You want to
marry me, don't you? Don't you think you want to marry me?' Waited for
the wisecrack. As she spoke she changed in some provocative way,
seemed suddenly drenched in eroticism as a diver rising out of a pool
gleams like chrome with a sheet of unbroken water for a fractional
second.”
E. Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx
“The past bubbled out of his black mouth.”
Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx
“The long horizon, the lunging, clotted sea like a swinging door opening, closing, opening.”
Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx
“All the complex wires of life were stripped out and he could see the structure of life. Nothing but rock and sea, the tiny figures of humans and animals against them for a brief time.”
Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx
“...The devil had long ago taken a shine to Tert Card, filled him like a cream horn with itch and irritation. His middle name was X. Face like cottage cheese clawed with a fork.”
E. Annie Proulx (Author), The Shipping News

Annie Proulx
“Drum roll of rain. Stupid man does wrong thing once more.”
Annie Proulx