Thomas H. Cook Quotes.

1. "It was at that moment that I’d first begun to experience one of life’s deepest lessons: you are the most alive when you feel the most vulnerable, not when the arrow is still in the quiver but when it has been released by the string and is flying toward you."
- Quote by Thomas H. Cook

2. "When he died, I felt like a dark, devouring force had been stilled at last. I wore his death like wings."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Cloud of Unknowing

3. "Some truths hit harder than others."
- Thomas H. Cook, Sandrine's Case

4. "a horribly protracted death that would stretch into the indefinite future, a death not in one month or two or even three but one that might go on and on, with the whole process of dying getting worse every single day for years and years and years."
- Thomas H. Cook, Sandrine's Case

5. "It is important to keep old things, he insisted, because it was through them alone that new things could be judged."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

6. "A man with no one to revere, Julian said, is a man alone.' At that moment, he seemed to consider such loneliness the worst of fates, a sentence he would not have imposed upon the vilest man on earth. And yet, at times, I thought now, he had seemed to impose that very loneliness upon himself."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

7. "...I decided that there was perhaps no ash quite so cold as the one left by an unrealized ambition..."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

8. "She was a woman of extended silences, I noticed, and she said very little as we walked the streets of La Boca, looking at its brightly colored houses. It was as if she understood that quiet observation was the key to knowing a place, perhaps even the key to life."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

9. "Loretta’s eyes flashed. Is that what gets you through the night, Philip? she asked. Choosing to believe something, whether it’s true or not? In one way or another, Loretta, isn’t that what gets everyone through the night? I asked."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

10. "It’s not that we grow old, I thought, but that we grow old in decline and discomfort, and these hardships are made worse by the awareness that nothing will improve. No coming days will dawn brighter than the last that dawned, and this sorrow is further deepened by a fear of death…"
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

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