Anthony Doerr Quotes.

1. "your life you wait, and then it finally comes, and are you ready?"
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

2. "Every hour, she thinks, someone for whom the war was memory falls out of the world. We rise again in the gross. In the flowers. In songs."
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

3. "realizes, is the basis of his fear, all fear. That a light you are powerless to stop will turn on you and usher a bullet to its mark. Who built all of this,"
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

4. "A corner of the night sky, beyond a wall of trees, blooms red. In the lurid, flickering light, he sees that the airplane was not alone, that the sky teems with them, a dozen swooping back and forth, racing in all directions, and in a moment of disorientation, he feels that he’s looking not up but down, as though a spotlight has been shined into a wedge of bloodshot water, and the sky has become the sea, and the airplanes are hungry fish, harrying their prey in the dark."
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

5. "There's always been a sliver of panic in him, deeply buried, when it comes to his daughter. A fear that he is no good as a father, that he is doing everything wrong. That he never quite understood the rules. All those Parisian mothers pushing buggies through the Jardin des Plantes,or holding up cardigans in department stores, it seemed to him that those women nodded to each other as they passed, as though each possessed some secret knowledge that he did not. How do you ever know for certain that you are doing the right thing? There is pride too, though. Pride that he has done it alone, that his daughter is so curious, so resilient. There is the humility of being a father to someone so powerful, as if he were only a narrow conduit for another, greater thing. That's how it feels right now, he thinks, kneeling beside her, rinsing her hair, as though his love for his daughter will outstrip the limits of his body. The walls could fall away, even the whole city, and brightness of that feeling would not wane."
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

6. "Frederick said we don't have choices, don't own our lives, but in the end it was Werner who pretended there were no choices, Werner who watched Frederick dump the pail of water at his feet-I will not- Werner who stood by as the consequences came raining down."
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

7. "O tempo é algo escorregadio: segure com firmeza, ou seu encadeamento pode escoar de suas mãos para sempre."
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

8. "split by the knobs of her vertebrae. She used to fall asleep holding his index finger in her fist. She used to sprawl with her books beneath the key pound bench and move her hands like spiders across the pages. Am I to stay here? With Madame. And Etienne. He hands her a towel and helps her climb onto the tile and waits outside"
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

9. "But curses are not real. Earth is all magma and continental crust and ocean. Gravity and time. Isn’t it?"
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

10. "That little rock you’re so curious about may have seen Alaric sack Rome; it may have glittered in the eyes of Pharaohs. Scythian queens might have danced all night wearing it. Wars might have been fought over it."
- Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

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