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The Effect of Living Backwards The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits
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“I am simply looking for a companion with whom to spend my days, a companion who will cherish as much as I the stupidity of living in the moment, and spend every dull, amazing second with me.”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards
“I can't even tell you what else I imagined. I can only humiliate myself to such a degree; at a certain point it becomes humorous, and this story is not meant to be humorous. This story is meant to winch your ribs open and tamper with your heart. This story is meant to make you realize that your chances of happiness in this world are terribly slim if you lack a fine imagination.”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards
“We're taught to find the antecedents to our adult failures in childhood traumas, and so we spend our lives looking bacwards and pointing fingers, rather than bucking up and forging ahead. But what if your childhood was all a big misunderstanding? An elaborate ruse? What does that say about failure? Better yet, what does that say about potential?”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards
“I've always said that you were too smart to have a profession. Smart people are hopeless in the face of anything actual. They are terrible cooks. They cannot dress themselves. They are children who need guidance and protecting.”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards
“I take you for a girl who's eager to grow unstable at the first indication that things can come back to haunt a person, even after she has given them up for dead.”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards
“This story is meant to make you realize that your chances of happiness in this world are terribly slim if you lack a fine imagination.”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards
“We are multiple beings having a dubious experience”
Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards

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