The Shadow Of The Wind Quotes.

1. "My father pretended to be reading his letters. He was a dreadful actor. ‘Since when have you liked Wagner?"
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

2. "Sólo se quiere una vez en la vida, Julián, aunque uno no se dé cuenta."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

3. "Under the warm light cast by the reading lamp, I was plunged into a new world of images and sensations peopled by characters who seemed as real to me as my surroundings. Page after page I let the spell of the story and its world take me over, until the breath of dawn touched my window and my tired eyes slid over the last page. I lay in the bluish half-light with the book on my chest and listened to the murmur of the sleeping city. My eyes began to close, but I resisted. I did not want to lose the story’s spell or bid farewell to its characters just yet."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

4. "Not evil,’ Fermín objected. ‘Moronic, which isn’t quite the same thing. Evil presupposes a moral decision, intention, and some forethought. A moron or a lout, however, doesn’t stop to think or reason. He acts on instinct, like an animal, convinced that he’s doing good, that he’s always right, and sanctimoniously proud to go around fucking up, if you’ll excuse the French, anyone he perceives to be different from himself, be it because of skin colour, creed, language, nationality or, as in the case of Don Federico, his leisure pursuits. What the world really needs are more thoroughly"
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

5. "but I felt sure that The Shadow of the Wind had been waiting there for me for years, probably since before I was born."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

6. "I’ll see you tomorrow, then, around seven,’ concluded Clara. ‘Do you know the address?"
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

7. "Never trust anyone, Daniel, especially the people you admire. Those are the ones who will make you suffer the worst blows.’ Clara"
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow Of The Wind

8. "Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

9. "Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

10. "People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

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