The Crime of Julian Wells Quotes.

1. "It is important to keep old things, he insisted, because it was through them alone that new things could be judged."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

2. "A man with no one to revere, Julian said, is a man alone.' At that moment, he seemed to consider such loneliness the worst of fates, a sentence he would not have imposed upon the vilest man on earth. And yet, at times, I thought now, he had seemed to impose that very loneliness upon himself."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

3. "...I decided that there was perhaps no ash quite so cold as the one left by an unrealized ambition..."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

4. "She was a woman of extended silences, I noticed, and she said very little as we walked the streets of La Boca, looking at its brightly colored houses. It was as if she understood that quiet observation was the key to knowing a place, perhaps even the key to life."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

5. "Loretta’s eyes flashed. Is that what gets you through the night, Philip? she asked. Choosing to believe something, whether it’s true or not? In one way or another, Loretta, isn’t that what gets everyone through the night? I asked."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

6. "It’s not that we grow old, I thought, but that we grow old in decline and discomfort, and these hardships are made worse by the awareness that nothing will improve. No coming days will dawn brighter than the last that dawned, and this sorrow is further deepened by a fear of death…"
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

7. "A traveler enters the world into which he travels, but a tourist brings his own world with him and never sees the one he's in."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

8. "The world has plenty of noise, Julian, but not many voices. And because there are so few, each one matters. . . That's my argument. The simple fact that we need people who remind us of the darkness."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

9. "At a certain point memory becomes a beach strewn with landmines, all life’s many losses buried in those sands."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

10. "It all comes down to people in the end. All the global policies and grand schemes. They all come down to what we do to people, whether we help or harm them."
- Thomas H. Cook, The Crime of Julian Wells

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