The Leftovers Quotes.

11. "We all basically live in a world that we define by the people who have disappeared."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

12. "I’ve matured. I have a much higher tolerance for boredom."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

13. "Apparently even the most awful tragedies, and the people they'd ruined, got a little stale after a while."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

14. "She wasn't a tragic widow, after all, just another woman betrayed by a selfish man. It was a smaller, more familiar role, and a lot easier to play."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

15. "I’m only human, she told herself. There’s not enough room in my heart for everyone."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

16. "Back then, when everybody thought the world would last forever, nobody had time for anything."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

17. "She felt strong and blissfully empty gliding through the crisp November air, enjoying the intermittent warmth of the sun as it filtered down through the overhanging trees, which were mostly stripped of their foliage. It was that trashy, post-Halloween part of the fall, yellow and orange leaves littering the ground"
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

18. "When your words are futile, you’re better off keeping them to yourself, or never even thinking them in the first place."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

19. "Today was the dance contest, the one where Squidward takes over Spongebob's body...During the competition, Squidward gets a cramp and Spongebob's body ends up writhing on the floor in agony. The audience thinks this is pretty cool and gives him First Prize. Quite a metaphor. The person in the most pain wins. Does that mean I get a Blue Ribbon?"
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

20. "She told her therapist it reminded her of coming home the summer after her freshman year at Rutgers, stepping back into the warm bath of family and friends, loving it for a week or two, and then feeling trapped, dying to return to school, missing her roommates and her cute new boyfriend, the classes and the parties and the giggly talks before bed, understanding for the first time that that was her real life now, that this, despite everything she'd ever loved about it, was finished for good."
- Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

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