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The King in the Window The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik
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“We don't know that we've lost half a minute from our lives but we feel it somehow, we feel its absence. Something is missing, we think. And so we long for the thing we've missed and can't name, and out of that wanting - well, everything else rises, good and bad. What do you think leads us to the windows in the first place? The light in your eyes shines because of the longing in your soul. And the longing in your souls rises because you are looking for the lost half minute.”
Adam Gopnik, The King in the Window
“We pursued the muses, instead of the mirrors.”
Adam Gopnik, The King in the Window
“Oliver, success is usually a feeling of mere relief, where failure is pain. Happiness, you see, lies in neither, but in sticking to a daily ritual and becoming absorbed in something useful. When the war is over, even the greatest warriors do not exult. They go back to their garden or kitchen or library -- or school -- and resume life.
(as said by Mrs. Pearson)”
Adam Gopnik, The King in the Window
“It was odd, he thought... to be in love with a girl at once so musical and so heavily armed.”
Adam Gopnik, The King in the Window

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