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The Hours by Michael Cunningham
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Michael Cunningham
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
Michael Cunningham, The Hours

Michael Cunningham
“We throw our parties; we abandon our families to live alone in Canada; we struggle to write books that do not change the world, despite our gifts and our unstinting efforts, our most extravagant hopes. We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep. It's as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out windows, or drown themselves, or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us are slowly devoured by some disease, or, if we're very fortunate, by time itself. There's just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we've ever imagined, though everyone but children (and perhaps even they) know these hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and more difficult. Still, we cherish the city, the morning; we hope, more than anything, for more. Heaven only knows why we love it so...”
Michael Cunningham, The Hours

Michael Cunningham
“I remember one morning getting up at dawn. There was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling. And I... I remember thinking to myself: So this is the beginning of happiness, this is where it starts. And of course there will always be more...never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment, right then.”
Michael Cunningham, The Hours


Reading Progress

April 14, 2018 – Shelved
April 14, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
June 23, 2020 – Started Reading
July 2, 2020 – Finished Reading

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