Darkness Quotes.

1. "But I often think we talk way too much in this society, that we consider verbalization a panacea that it very often is not, and that we turn a blind eye to the sort of morbid self-absorption that becomes a predictable by-product of it."
- Dennis Lehane, Darkness

2. "I once again felt an odd flush of admiration for my partner's faith in a religion I had long ago abandoned. She doesn't advertise it or announce it at every turn, and she has nothing but scorn for the patriarchal hierarchy that runs the church, but she nevertheless holds firm to a belief in the religion and ritual with a quiet intensity that can't be shaken."
- Dennis Lehane, Darkness

3. "We're humans, so we're messy"
- Dennis Lehane, Darkness

4. "But always in the back of your throat is this scream, barely suppressed."
- Dennis Lehane, Darkness

5. "Love on the decline is hard to tell from love on the rise. [From 'The Lady from Lucknow']"
- Bharati Mukherjee, Darkness

6. "It was a funny, impossible little trap of nature, motherhood. It muddled your brain with floods of hormones and sleep deprivation, kept you constantly busy tending to a million needs, had you forever thinking about the care of others. You could disappear into motherhood, forget completely that once upon a time you were an athlete, a graduate student, that you had ambitions to go into politics, change the world. That once upon a time you wanted to write. And even though motherhood wiped all that away like a cosmic eraser over the chalkboard of your life, it gave you something else—this crazy, blissful, adoring love that splits you open and redefines you from the inside out."
- Lisa Unger, Darkness

7. "Wasn’t there some belief about how if you drop a frog into boiling water, it will jump right out? But if you put it in cold water and turn up the heat gradually, it will allow itself to slowly cook to death?"
- Lisa Unger, Darkness

8. "But that was the hypocrisy of adulthood: You never wanted the children you cared about to do things you’d done when you were heedless of the fragility of life."
- Lisa Unger, Darkness

9. "The rich and vivid imagining that served her so well on the page was torture in her real life sometimes, if she let her thoughts sweep her away."
- Lisa Unger, Darkness

10. "But it was my parents I longed for mostly. I wanted to be a little girl again and cuddle into them, wriggling in between them like I'd done in their bed when I was three or four, snug and warm in the safest place in the world. Instead I had Hell."
- John Marsden, Darkness

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