A Trick of the Light Quotes.

1. "Despite himself, Beauvoir laughed. "There is strong shadow where there is much light." ... But most he loved a happy human face."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

2. "Where other women ... were lovely, Annie Gamache was alive. Late, too late, Jean Guy Beauvoir had come to appreciate how very important it was, how very attractive it was, how very rare it was, to be fully alive."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

3. "Books were everywhere in their large apartment. Histories, biographies, novels, studies on Quebec antiques, poetry. Placed in orderly bookcases. Just about every table had at least one book on it, and oftern several magazines. And the weekend newspapers were scattered on the coffee table in the living room, in front of the fireplace. If a visitor was the observant type, and made it further into the apartment to Gamache's study, he might see the story the books in there told."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

4. "What people mistook for safety was in fact captivity."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

5. "He knew time could heal. But it could also do more damage. A forest fire, spread over time, would consume everything."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

6. "As far as the official mapmakers were concerned Three Pines didn’t exist. It had never been surveyed. Never plotted. No GPS or sat nav system, no matter how sophisticated, would ever find the little village. It only appeared as though by accident over the edge of the hill. Suddenly. It could not be found unless you were lost."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

7. "She wasn’t afraid to be wrong. And that, the Chief knew, was a great strength."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

8. "Light is every bit as challenging as dark. We can discover a great deal about ourselves by looking at beauty."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

9. "Beauvoir was quiet, watching the Chief, taking in the gleam in his eye, the enthusiasm as he described what he'd found. Not the physical landscape, but the emotional. The intellectual. Many might have thought the Chief Inspector was a hunter. He tracked down killers. But Jean Guy knew he wasn't that. Chief Inspector Gama he was an explorer by nature. He was never happier than when he was pushing the boundaries, exploring the internal terrain. Areas even the person themselves hadn't explored. Had never examined. Probably because it was too scary."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

10. "Hope offered, then denied. A particular cruelty."
- Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light

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