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The Map of Lost Memories The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay
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“The one thing to remember about an adventure is that if it turns out the way you expect it to, it has not been an adventure at all.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“Even if you don't find what you think you're looking for, darling, it's the going out and looking for it that counts.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“Too many people surrender to a place of safety. That place where all they do is long to sleep so they can dream about living.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“More than any expert Irene had met, Mr. Simms mastered the intricacies of dealing in art. He understood an object's worth, not solely its dollar value but how that value could be manipulated into emotional currency.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“When Angkorian society began, Paris and London were not much more than elaborate villages. Europe was crawling with barbarians, and here were the Khmer engineering sophisticated irrigation systems and constructing the biggest temple in the world.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“...when we were walking through Angkor War, I found myself wondering about what is lost when one culture is systematically annihilated so another can thrive in the name of progress. Think about it, what might have happened if Cambodia hadn't eventually been taken over by Siam and then France - what the Cambodians could offer the world if they're given the opportunity to follow through with what they're meant to become.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“Too many people surrender to a place of safety. That place where all they do is long to sleep so they can dream about living. Even if you don’t find what you think you’re looking for, darling, it’s the going out and looking for it that counts. That is the only way you can know you have lived.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“Until now, she had known herself only as a person who yearned. A woman who had what she wanted was a stranger to her. But here, in this faraway temple, that stranger was finally within sight.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“Loneliness is not about what happens when you are alone, but what happens when you are with others. It is about how willing you are to open your heart and allow another to get close to you.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
“this was Irene’s arrival in Cambodia, her entire being narrowed to a single pinpoint of expectation as the pinnacles atop the towers sparked and burst into flame.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories