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Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#1. The light of long ago is different from the light of today, and yet here, in this house, I'm reminded of the past at every turn. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#2. A different and much deeper sort of beauty altogether. The thing and yet not the thing. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#3. [Hobie]"Theo." His hug was strong and parental, and so fierce that it made me cry even harder. Then his hand was on my shoulder, heavy anchoring hand that was security and authority itself; he was leading me in, into the workshop, dim gilt and rich wood smells I'd dreamed of, up the stairs into the long-lost parlor, with its velvets and urns and bronzes. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#4. I felt rotten. Dead butterfly floating on the surface of the pool. Audible machine hum. Drowned crickets and beetles swirling in the plastic filter baskets. Above, the setting sun flared gaudy and inhuman, blood-red shelves of cloud that suggested end-times footage of catastrophe and ruin: detonations on Pacific atolls, wildlife running before sheets of flame. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#5. Even in some smoky post-catastrophe Manhattan you could imagine him swaying genially at the door in the rags of his former uniform, the Barbours up in the apartment burning old National Geographics for warmth, living off gin and tinned crabmeat. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#6. Richard Papen: As it happened, I knew Gartrell. He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with a vocabulary composed almost entirely of obscenities, gutteral verbs, and the world postmodernist. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#7. They were a pair of white mice, I thought - only Kitsey was a spun-sugar, fairy-princess mouse whereas Andy was more the kind of luckless, anemic, pet-shop mouse you might feed to your boa constrictor. "Get #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#8. We being round thee, forget to die. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#9. I did not think I could stand a Christmas at my parents' house, with a plastic tree and no snow and the TV going constantly. It was not as if my parent were so anxious to have me, either. In recent years they had fallen in with a gabby, childless couple, older than they were, called the MacNatts. Mr MacNatt was an auto-parts salesman; Mrs MacNat was shaped like a pigeon and sold Avon. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#10. After all, the appeal to stop being yourself, even for a little while, is very great. To escape the cognitive mode of experience, to transcend the accident of one's moment of being. There are other advantages, more difficult to speak of, things which ancient sources only hint at and which I myself only understood after the fact. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#11. There's nothing like having a sympathetic reader who asks the right questions, who understands what you're trying to achieve and only wants to make it better. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#12. Because it is dangerous to ignore the existence of the irrational. The more cultivated a person is, the more intelligent, the more repressed, then the more he needs some method of channeling the primitive impulses he's worked so hard to subdue. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#13. A truck shot past in a whine of spray. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#14. Of huddled anonymity like old black and white photos I'd seen of bank crashes and bread lines in the 1930s. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#15. I'd given up trying to explain Hobie to Boris: the house, the workshop, his thoughtful way of listening (...) but more than anything a sort of pleasing atmosphere of mind: foggy, autumnal, a mild and welcoming micro-climate that made me feel safe and comfortable in his company. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#16. Even Proust - there's a famous passage where Odette opens the door with a cold, she's sulky, her hair is loose and undone, her skin is patchy, and Swann, who has never cared about her until that moment, falls in love with her because she looks like a Botticelli girl from a slightly damaged fresco. Which Proust himself only knew from a reproduction. He never saw the original, in the Sistine Chapel. But even so - the whole novel is in some ways about that moment. And the damage is part of the attraction, the painting's blotchy cheeks. Even through a copy Proust was able to re-dream that image, re-shape reality with it, pull something all his own from it into the world. Because - the line of beauty is the line of beauty. It doesn't matter if it's been through the Xerox machine a hundred times. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#17. It was interesting to see the change that came over Boris when he was speaking another language - a sort of livening, or alertness, a sense of a different and more efficient person occupying his body. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#18. Starched shirts and suits fresh from the cleaners' went a long, long way toward hiding a multitude of sins. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#19. We don't like to admit it, but the idea of losing control is one that fascinates controlled people such as ourselves more than almost anything. All truly civilized people – the ancients no less than us – have civilized themselves through the wilful repression of the old, animal self. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#20. But how," said Charles, who was close to tears, "how can you possibly justify cold-blooded murder?'
Henry lit a cigarette. "I prefer to think of it," he had said, "as redistribution of matter. #Quote by Donna Tartt
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#21. Time slid from under me in drifts like ice skids on the highway, punctuated by sudden sharp flashes where my wheels caught and I was flung into ordinary time: #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#22. Bethlehem star. But we were not #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#23. Since we'd both been through so many of the same things, she and I, and we were an awful lot alike - too much. And because we'd both been hurt so badly, so early on, in violent and irremediable ways that most people didn't, and couldn't, understand, wasn't it a bit ... precarious? A matter of self-preservation? Two rickety and death-driven persons who would need to lean on each other quite so much? not to say she wasn't doing well at the moment, because she was, but all that could change in a flash with either of us, couldn't it? the reversal, the sharp downward slide, and wasn't that the danger? since our flaws and weaknesses were so much the same, and one of us could bring the other down way too quick? #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#24. I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#25. . Only - if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn't it? And isn't the whole point of things - beautiful things - that they connect you to some larger beauty? Those first images that crack your heart wide open and you spend the rest of your life chasing, or trying to recapture, in one way or another? Because, I mean - mending old things, preserving them, looking after them - on some level there's no rational grounds for it - "
"There's no 'rational grounds' for anything I care about #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#26. But just when I thought I was going to get away, the creaky machinery of his face began to grind and a cardboard dawn of recognition was lowered, with jerks, from the dusty proscenium. #Quote by Donna Tartt
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#27. He laughed. "What's to say? Great paintings - people flock to see them, they draw crowds, they're reproduced endlessly on coffee mugs and mouse pads and anything-you-like. And, I count myself in the following, you can have a lifetime of perfectly sincere museum-going where you traipse around enjoying everything and then go out and have some lunch. But - " crossing back to the table to sit again " - if a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don't think, 'oh, I love this picture because it's universal.' 'I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.' That's not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It's a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you." Fingertip gliding over the faded-out photo - the conservator's touch, a touch-without-touching, a communion wafer's space between the surface and his forefinger. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#28. The other day, I tried to remember what was the word for 'dragonfly' and couldn't. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#29. A wilderness of gilt, gleaming in the slant from the dust-furred windows: gilded cupids, gilded commodes and torchieres, and
undercutting the old-wood smell
the reek of turpentine, oil paint, and varnish. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#30. [I] thought of that line from The Iliad I love so much, about Pallas Athene and the terrible eyes shining. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#31. The books I loved in childhood - the first loves - I've read so often that I've internalized them in some really essential way: they are more inside me now than out. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#32. And if what they say is true
if every great painting is really a self-portrait
what, if anything, is Fabritius saying about himself? #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#33. Tulips, I thought, staring at the jumble of letters before me. Had the ancient Greeks known them under a different name, if they'd had tulips at all? The letter psi, in Greek, is shaped like a tulip. All of a sudden, in the dense alphabet forest of the page, little black tulips began to pop up in a quick, random pattern like falling raindrops. #Quote by Donna Tartt
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#34. Are you happy here?" I said at last.
He considered this for a moment. "Not particularly," he said. "But you're not very happy where you are, either. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#35. George Sanders's had been the best, an Old Hollywood classic, my father had known it by heart and liked to quote from it. Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Tartt Jaquiski quotes by Donna Tartt
#36. good-natured groom on #Quote by Donna Tartt
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#37. I thought they spoke Russian in the Ukraine." "Well, yes. Depends what part of Ukraine. They're not so different languages, the two. #Quote by Donna Tartt

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