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The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire
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May 14, 2012

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Read from September 26 to October 20, 2012

"Good news like that still doesn't have the capacity to make anyone happy"

"Or maybe I've just forgotten what happiness is."

"They talk like young nobles in German novels, they talk like Keats or Emily Dickinson or Blake, with what (in retrospect) seems embarrassing familiarity, about Liberty, and Honesty, and the Accidental Valor of the heart."

"The past, an eternal force, always abuts the present, making of it a sort of wave of perpetual anguish that never finds anything to break itself against, and so keeps searching."

"But Jeremy's heart was stopped: a rare condition among men, he deduced, being unable to care about sleeping with someone with whom I'm not in love."

"There are as many different walls to fence one in as there are people in the world."

"by which I mean the body of rules of daily practice-reminds us what is of value. Daily. Think of it like this: the nutritional significance to a growing child of a daily glass of milk lies far more in the milk than in the glass."

"There are never enough ways to be kind..."

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