Quotes by Carol Shields

Carol Shields

Carol Shields

American-born Canadian novelist

Alive from: 1935-2003

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    A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.
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    A woman's life isn't worth a plateful of cabbage if she hasn't felt life stir under her heart. Taking a little one to nurse, watching him grow to manhood, that's what love is.
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    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.
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    Don't waste your time on life.
    Source: De zelfmoord van de meisjes (2008) 168
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    Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye.
    Source: Middlesex (2003) 524
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    Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken.
    Source: The Marriage Plot (2011) 82
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    I don’t know what you’re feeling, I won’t even pretend.
    Source: De zelfmoord van de meisjes (2008) 46
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    I think, especially when you're in college, each book that you're reading tends to tell you who you are.
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    I'm hopefully making the reader feel a lot about the characters and then about their own life.
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    I've never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I've entered my story, I need them more than ever.
    Source: Middlesex (2003) 217
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    If you grew up in a house where you weren't loved, you didn't know there was an alternative.
    Source: The Marriage Plot (2011) 283
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    It was morning by the clock but deepest nighttime in his body.
    Source: The Marriage Plot (2011) 131
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    It was possible to feel superior to other people and feel like a misfit at the same time.
    Source: Middlesex (2003) 106
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    It was something every child knew how to do, maintain a direct and full connection with the world. Somehow you forgot about it as you grew up, and had to learn it again.
    Source: The Marriage Plot (2011) 314
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    Learning to skip has brought control into her life. Whenever she feels all sad, she switches into this wholly happy gait, sliding, hopping, and sliding again; when doing this, it seems as though her head separates from her body, making her feel dizzy and emptied out of bad thoughts. Does anyone else know this trick, she wonders? Probably not, although her Mother sometimes smiles and waves from the window.
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