There are ruins everywhere

I recently read The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and loved it. I don’t have time for a review, but I wanted to share some quotes from the book with you:

Some cities have fallen into ruin and some are built upon ruins but others contain their own ruins while still growing.

By now, you probably know that I love ruins (both aesthetically and because of their philosophical power). This quote made me love the novel even more.

She may have looked normal on the outside, but once you’d seen her handwriting you knew she was deliciously complicated inside.

People’s handwritings are intriguing indeed.

Every letter was a love letter.

Although this novel is set in the eighties, a time when young people didn’t have cellphones to text or call each other incessantly, I believe this sentence is especially true for my generation. When generation Y picks up pen and paper to write a letter, the person who receives the letter must be important to the writer. We should all start writing letters more often!

It was possible to feel superior to other people and feel like a misfit at the same time.

It was morning by the clock but deepest nighttime in his body.

There comes a moment, when you get lost in the woods, when the woods begin to feel like home.

Now all pick up this novel and read it.

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