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Unless Unless by Carol Shields
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“This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“Bookish people, who are often maladroit people, persist in thinking they can master any subtlety so long as it's been shaped into acceptable expository prose.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“Happiness is the lucky pane of glass you carry in your head. It takes all your cunning just to hang on to it, and once it's smashed you have to move into a different sort of life.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“We are too kind, too willing--too unwilling too--reaching out blindly with a grasping hand but not knowing how to ask for what we don't even know we want.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“Anyone's childhood can be an act of disablement if rehearsed and replayed and squinted at in a certain light. . .”
Carol Shields, Unless
“What I'd like is a lobotomy, a clean job, the top of my head neatly sawn off and designated contents removed.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“I won't even mention the swift, transitory reward of lemon spray wax. Danielle Westerman and I have discussed the matter of housework. Not surprisingly, she, always looking a little dérisoire, believes that women have been enslaved by their possessions. Acquiring and then tending--these eat up a woman's creativity, anyone's creativity. But I've been watching the ways she arranges articles on a shelf, and how carefully she sets a table, even with it is just me coming into Toronto to have lunch in her sunroom.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“Cuando llegue el momento de mi lobotomía, ése es uno de los incidentes sociales que me propongo eliminar.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“عصبانیت ، به انسان تر شدن کمک نمیکند.تمرینی است برای نمایشی که هرگز اجرا نخواهد شد.”
Carol Shields, Unless
“A novel’s architecture, the lovely slope of predicament, the tendrils of surface detail, the calculated curving upward into inevitability, yet allowing spells of incorrigibility, and then the ending, a corruption of cause and effect and the gathering together of all the characters into a framed operatic circle of consolation and ecstasy, backlit with fibre-optic gold, just for a moment on the second-to-last page, just for an atomic particle of time.”
Carol Shields, Unless