Daniel Alarcón Quotes.

1. "You don’t sound like a scientist, you sound like a poet. Rey smiled, Can I be both? But you’d rather be a poet. Who wouldn’t? he said."
- Quote by Daniel Alarcón

2. "Luz's manner of speaking made it clear that she had no idea what she might say next. It wasn't that she made things up, strictly speaking--only that facts were merely a point of departure for her."
- Quote by Daniel Alarcón

3. "They spoke without much fluency about a minor universe of events that affected neither of them: the vagaries of neighborhood life, people they both knew but didn't much care about."
- Quote by Daniel Alarcón

4. "The friendship was never repaired, of course, but, then, how could it be? The two men had met in the nineteen-seventies and had seen each other only twice in the intervening years. The mutual affection they felt was an almost entirely theoretical construct, based on memories of long ago shared experiences- not unlike what I felt toward my brother by then, I suppose. Part fading recollections, part faith."
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5. "These emotions are quite beside the point now, like an artifact looted from an ancient grave, an oddly shaped tool whose utility no one can quite decipher."
- Quote by Daniel Alarcón

6. "The city was lovely. There could be no place in the world to which he belonged so completely. That was why he'd always dreamed of leaving, and why he'd always been so afraid to go."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

7. "That morning, he was afraid of becoming old, and it was a very specific kind of old age he feared, one which had nothing to do with the number of years since your birth. He feared the premature old age of missed opportunities."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

8. "Nepotism is the lowest and least imaginative form of corruption."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

9. "Heartbreak is like shattered glass: while it's impossible that two pieces could splinter in precisely the same pattern, in he end, it doesn't matter, because the effect is identical."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

10. "A man should cause an impression," she said. "He should leave you with something to think about. Without that, there's no magic."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

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