At Night We Walk in Circles Quotes.

1. "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

2. "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

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

4. "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

5. "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

6. "He imagined her impressed by his maturity, by his willingness to share her with another man. But this formulation was partial. It did not take into account the fact that she’d loved him, or that he’d broken her heart. It did not consider that her heart might be broken still, or that every time they slept together, it broke a little more."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

7. "There was a problem: No one cared about human rights anymore, not at home or abroad. They cared about growth--hoped for and celebrated in all the newspapers, invoked by zealous bureaucrats in every self-serving television interview. On this matter, the filmmaker was agnostic--he came from money, and couldn't see the urgency. Like many of his ilk, he sometimes confused poverty (which must be eradicated!) with folklore (which must be preserved!), but it was a genuine confusion, without a hint of ill intention, which only made it more infuriating."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

8. "And what does he feel?" "He feels uneasy. A little afaid. Angry. Oddly, a hint of pride." "Good," Henry said. "ANd where are you?" "Backstage." Henry shook his head gravely. "THere's no such thing as backstage. The play begins, and there's only the world it dramatizes. Now, where are you?" "With my father, the president. In his chambers." "Right. With me. Your father. And now--this is important--do you love me?" Nelson considered this; or rather, Nelson, as Alejo, considered this. "Yes," he said after a moment. "I do." "Good. Remember that. In every scene--even when you hate me, you also love me. That's why it hurts. Got it?" Nelson said that he did. "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Good. Because it does hurt," Henry said. "DOn't forget that. It's supposed to. Always."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

9. "He admired this too: their ability to preserve joy at any cost, the way prehistoric man might have preserved fire."
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

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