The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things

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Nadezhda Pirogova
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Moreover, he had learned that silence can sometimes relax a listener into thinking that one might be intelligent.
Tatyana Strashnenko
Tatyana Strashnenkoje citiralaпре 7 месеци
“At no moment in history has a bright young girl with plenty of food and a good constitution perished from too much learning.”
Valerie Seredynska
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“Then I shall tell you, Miss Whittaker,” he said. “I would like never to travel again. I would like to spend the rest of my days in a place so silent—and working at a pace so slow—that I would be able to hear myself living.”
Saska
Saskaje citiralaпре 2 године
If one is both lucky and stubborn, life can sometimes even be enjoyed.”
Saska
Saskaje citiralaпре 2 године
For Alma, to read something once was to have ownership of it forever.
Saska
Saskaje citiralaпре 2 године
A parent is inexcusable who does not personally teach her child to think.
MM
MMje citiralaпре 2 године
There is only so long that a person can keep her enthusiasms locked away within her heart before she longs to share it with a fellow soul, and Alma had many decades of thoughts much overdue for sharing.
Татьяна Гаврилова
Татьяна Гавриловаje citiralaпре 3 године
I would like to spend the rest of my days in a place so silent—and working at a pace so slow—that I would be able to hear myself living.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
Alma knew that her paper ran the risk of making her look reckless, arrogant, naive, anarchistic, degenerate, and even a tiny bit French.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
There were those who loved Tahiti because it felt to them like Eden—like the beginning of history—but Alma did not wish to live at the beginning of history; she wished to live within humanity’s most recent moment, at the cusp of invention and progress. She did not wish to inhabit a land of spirits and ghosts; she desired a world of telegraphs, trains, improvements, theories, and science, where things changed by the day.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
A ship was as good a place as anywhere to write—and several ships, one after another, moving ponderously across the empty seas, were better still.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
Blessed are the poor, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the reviled and persecuted. Blessed, blessed, blessed. So many blessings, so generously expressed.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
She saw natives and half-natives and who knew what else.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
She saw native women dressed in all sorts of ways.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
Do you think you are the only one to suffer? Read your Bible, child
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
He ought to have been harmless nonsense, but you fell prey. Well, we all fall prey to nonsense at times, child, and sometimes we are fool enough to even love it.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
Why had nature bestowed such pains in making each variety so minutely different from the others?
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
Dicranum was Alma’s obsession-within-an-obsession—the innermost heart of her fascination with mosses.
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
I regret that you do not share in my beliefs
Darya Biadrytskaya
Darya Biadrytskayaje citiralaпре 3 године
Recognizing all this, Alma’s existence at once felt bigger and much, much smaller—but a pleasant sort of smaller. The world had scaled itself down into endless inches of possibility.
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