Enduring Love Quotes.

11. "It's beautiful here and we're still unhappy"
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

12. "The narrative compression of storytelling, especially in the movies, beguiles us with happy endings into forgetting that sustained stress is corrosive of feeling. It's the great deadener. Those moments of joyful release from terror are not so easily had."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

13. "What idiocy, to racing into this story and its labyrinths, sprinting away from our happiness among the fresh spring grasses by the oak."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

14. "We often told ourselves off for wasting time in chairs, fully dressed, talking, when we could be doing the same, lying down in bed, face to face and naked. That precious time before love-making is ill-served by the pseudo-clinical term, ‘foreplay’. The world would narrow and deepen, our voices would sink into the warmth of our bodies, the conversation became associative and unpredictable. Everything was touch and breath. Certain simple phrases came to me which I didn’t say out loud because they sounded so banal - Here we are, or, This again or Yes, this. Like a moment in a recurring dream, these spacious, innocent minutes were forgotten until we were back inside them. When we were, our lives returned to the essentials and began again. When we fell silent, we would lie so close we were mouth to mouth, delaying the union which bound us all the more because of this prelude."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

15. "Observing human variety can give pleasure, but so too can human sameness."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

16. "As we walked back to the car, Johnny said, "A tree's one thing, but it's a big deal when you point a gun at someone. Basically, you're giving them permission to kill you."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

17. "How do you feel?' Scared,' she said. 'Really scared.' But you don't look it.' I feel I'm shivering inside."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

18. "... her conviction that love that did not find its expression in a letter was not perfect."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

19. "Say it again slowly, that thing about the river."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

20. "God's love may take the form of wrath. It can show itself to us as a calamity. This is the difficult lesson its taken me a lifetime to learn."
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

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