The Marriage Plot Quotes.

1. "Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

2. "She'd become an English major for the purest and dullest of reasons: because she loved to read."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

3. "That was when Leonard realized something crucial about depression. The smarter you were, the worse it was. The sharper your brain, the more it cut you up."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

4. "There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

5. "She may have looked normal on the outside, but once you'd seen her handwriting you knew she was deliciously complicated inside."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

6. "In Madeleine's face was a stupidity Mitchell had never seen before. It was the stupidity of all normal people. It was the stupidity of the fortunate and the beautiful, of everybody who got what they wanted in life and so remained unremarkable."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

7. "People don't save other people. People save themselves."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

8. "She wanted a book to take her places she couldn't get to herself."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

9. "He remained heartbroken, which meant one of two things: either his love was pure and true and earthshakingly significant; or he was addicted to feeling forlorn, he liked being heartbroken."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

10. "Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren't left-brained enough for science, because history was too try, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical - because they weren't musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they'd done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn't know what to major in majored in."
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

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