Girl with a Pearl Earring Quotes.

1. "You're so calm and quiet, you never say. But there are things inside you. I see them sometimes, hiding in your eyes."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

2. "Yes, well, life is a folly. If you live long enough, nothing is surprising."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

3. "I had walked along that street all my life, but had never been so aware that my back was to my home"
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

4. "I wanted to wear the mantle and the pearls. I wanted to know the man who painted her like that."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

5. "I heard voices outside our front door - a woman's, bright as polished brass, and a man's, low and dark like the wood of the table I was working on. They were the kind of voices we heard rarely in our house. I could hear rich carpets in their voices, books and pearls and fur."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

6. "He spoke her name as though he held cinnamon in his mouth."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

7. "It was not a house where secrets could be kept easily."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

8. "I could not think of anything but his fingers on my neck, his thumb on my lips."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

9. "He had decided to trust me."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

10. "My father was often impatient during March, waiting for winter to end, the cold to ease, the sun to reappear. March was an unpredictable month, when it was never clear what might happen. Warm days raised hopes until ice and grey skies shut over the town again."
- Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

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