Admission Quotes.

1. "There is a sound to waiting. It sounds like held breath pounding its fists against the walls of the lung, damp and muffled beats."
- Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission

2. "All ghost stories come to this, she understood. All ghost stories end in one of two ways: You are dead or I am dead. If people only understood this, Portia thought, they would never be frightened, they would only need to ask themselves, Who among us has died? And then she occurred to her that she was the ghost in her story. She had spent years haunting her own life, without ever noticing."
- Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission

3. "She lacked the sheen of money, muscular good health, good skin, good clothes."
- Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission

4. "All these years, her sole objective had been to keep still and hope no one would ever know. She had been a mistress of stillness. She had mastered the simulation of peace without a wisp of real peace, like a nun from a silent order who was screaming inside her head, or a yogi racked with pain. How she had managed to fool anyone, let alone everyone, mystified her (how obtuse people were!) and, oddly, made her extraordinarily bitter. Because the price of her gift for evasion was to have no one, not one person, who understood how horrible she felt. All the time. Absolutely all the time."
- Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission

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