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100 Setterfield Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in
Still in my coat and hat, I sank onto the stair to read the letter. (I never read without making sure I am in a secure position. I have been like this ever since the age of seven when, sitting on a high wall and reading The Water Babies, I was so seduced by the descriptions of underwater life that I unconsciously relaxed my muscles. Instead of being held buoyant by the water that so vividly surrounded me in my mind, I plummeted to the ground and knocked myself out. I can still feel the scar under my fringe now. Reading can be dangerous.)Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Still in my coat and hat, I sank onto the stair to read the letter.
People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their
Reading can be dangerous.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Reading can be dangerous.
We are made of the stories we have heard and read all through our lives.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: We are made of the stories we have heard and read all through our lives.
How many times have I gone back to the border of memory and peered into the darkness beyond? But it is not only memories that hover on the border. There are all sorts of phantasmagoria that inhabit that realm. The nightmares of a lonely child. Fairy tales appropriated by a mind hungry for a story. The fantasies of an imaginative little girl anxious to explain to herself the inexplicable. Whatever story I may have discovered on the frontier of forgetting, I do not pretend to myself that is the truth.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: How many times have I gone back to the border of memory and peered into
The rook is a skilled survivor. He is ancient and has inhabited the planet longer than humans. This you can tell from his singing voice: his cry is harsh and grating, made for a more ancient world that existed before the innovation of the pipe, the lute, and the viol. Before music was invented he was taught to sing by the planet itself. He mimicked the great rumble of the sea, the fearsome eruption of volcanoes, the creaking of glaciers, and the geological groaning as the world split apart in its agony and remade itself.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: The rook is a skilled survivor. He is ancient and has inhabited the planet longer
If you dazzle a man with green eyes, he'll be so hypnotized that he won't notice there is something inside the eyes spying on him.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: If you dazzle a man with green eyes, he'll be so hypnotized that he won't
Rose waited for the night to bring her the same comfort. It didn't. Her mother was dead ... she was now too exhausted to sleep
and too heartbroken to weep.
Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Rose waited for the night to bring her the same comfort. It didn't. Her mother
Excessively narrow reading is unhelpful, certainly. Reading only Serious Literature is no better than reading only trash in this respect.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Excessively narrow reading is unhelpful, certainly. Reading only Serious Literature is no better than reading
Our clients' faces, with the customary outward paleness and inner glow of the book lover.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Our clients' faces, with the customary outward paleness and inner glow of the book lover.
So they became friends, the way old married couples often do, and enjoyed the tender loyalty that awaits the lucky on the other side of passion, without ever living the passion itself.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: So they became friends, the way old married couples often do, and enjoyed the tender
There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you
We live like latecomers to the theater; we must catch up as best we can, divining the begging from the shape of later events.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: We live like latecomers to the theater; we must catch up as best we can,
My liking for Scandinavian crime fiction led me into exploring literary writers from the same countries.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: My liking for Scandinavian crime fiction led me into exploring literary writers from the same
I read old novels. The reason is simple: I prefer proper endings. Marriages and deaths, noble sacrifices and miraculous restorations, tragic separations and unhoped-for reunions, great falls and dreams fulfilled; these, in my view, constitute an ending worth the wait. They should come after adventures, perils, dangers and dilemmas, and wind everything up nice and neatly. Endings like this are to be found more commonly in old novels than new ones, so I read old novels.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I read old novels. The reason is simple: I prefer proper endings. Marriages and deaths,
Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Familes are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot
I am human. Like all humans, I do not remember my birth. By the time we wake up to ourselves, we are little children, and our advent is something that happened an eternity ago, at the beginning of time. We live like latecomers to the theater; we must catch up as best we can, divining the begging from the shape of later events. - Vida WinterDiane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I am human. Like all humans, I do not remember my birth. By the time
The funeral was over, at last I could cry. Except that I couldn't. My tears, kept in too long, had fossilized. They would have to stay in forever now.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: The funeral was over, at last I could cry. Except that I couldn't. My tears,
He would go to the bakery for a cake, and somewhere in the shop-I had never discovered where; it was one of the few secrets I had not fathomed-he kept a candle, which came out on this day every year, was lit, and which I blew out, with as good an impression of happiness as I could muster. Then we ate the cake, with tea, and settled down to quiet digestion and cataloging.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: He would go to the bakery for a cake, and somewhere in the shop-I had
Politeness. Now there's a poor man's virtue if ever there was one. What's so admirable about inoffensiveness, I should like to know. After all, it's easily achieved. One needs no particular talent to be polite. On the contrary, being nice is what's left when you've failed at everything else. People with ambition don't give a damn what other people think about them.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Politeness. Now there's a poor man's virtue if ever there was one. What's so admirable
A story so cherished it has to be dressed in casualness to disguise its significance in case the listener turned out to be unsympathetic.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: A story so cherished it has to be dressed in casualness to disguise its significance
[They] took it upon themselves to start the laborious process of cranking up life again, after death has stopped us all in its tracks.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: [They] took it upon themselves to start the laborious process of cranking up life again,
The wealth they had accumulated from retail needed to hide its origins, for it is well known that the purity of gold increases the further removed it is from labor.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: The wealth they had accumulated from retail needed to hide its origins, for it is
What better way to get to know someone than through her choice and treatment of books?Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: What better way to get to know someone than through her choice and treatment of
She had suffered longer, and she had suffered more. Each second was agony in the first weeks. She was like an amputee in the days before anesthesia, half crazed with pain, astounded that the human body could feel so much and not die of it. But slowly, cell by painful cell, she began to mend. There came a time when it was no longer her whole body that burned with pain but only her heart. And then there came a time when even her heart was able, for a time at least, to feel other emotions besides grief ... she learned how to exist apart.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: She had suffered longer, and she had suffered more. Each second was agony in the
We turned into the rose garden where the pruned bushes appeared as piles of dead twigs, but the elaborate borders of box that surrounded them in sinuous Elizabethan patterns twisted in and out of the moonlight, showing here silver, there black. A dozen times I would have lingered - a single ivy leaf turned at an angle to catch the moonlight perfectly; a sudden view of the great oak tree, etched with inhuman clarity against the pale sky - but I could not stop.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: We turned into the rose garden where the pruned bushes appeared as piles of dead
I'd expected that I would expand to fit the experience automatically, that I would get my first glimpse of the person I was destined to be.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I'd expected that I would expand to fit the experience automatically, that I would get
For at eight o'clock the world came to an end. It was reading time. The hours between eight in the evening and one or two in the morning have always been my magic hours.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: For at eight o'clock the world came to an end. It was reading time. The
I made a resolution to telephone my mother the next day, but it was a safe resolution; no one can hold you to a decision made in middle of the night.And then my spine sent me an alarm. A presence. Here. Now. At my side.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I made a resolution to telephone my mother the next day, but it was a
I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Books are for me, it must be said, the most important thing.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle
I shall start at the beginning. Though of coarse, the beginning is never where you think it is.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I shall start at the beginning. Though of coarse, the beginning is never where you
And is it better to know?" he asked me.
"I can't tell you. But once you know, it's impossible to go back.
Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: And is it better to know?" he asked me."I can't tell you. But once you
I looked out into the dead garden. Against the fading light, my shadow hovered in the glass, looking into the dead room. What did she make of us? I wondered. What did she think of our attempts to persuade ourselves that this was life and that we were really living it?Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I looked out into the dead garden. Against the fading light, my shadow hovered in
A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else's story.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really
You have to relax, write what you write. It sounds easy but it's really, really hard. One of the things it took me longest to learn was to trust the writing process.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: You have to relax, write what you write. It sounds easy but it's really, really
At first the boys were puzzled by illness. They looked at their father from the other side of a wall of pain, bewildered that their father stood writing in his book, when he had only to reach over the division and lift them clear of it.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: At first the boys were puzzled by illness. They looked at their father from the
He didn't know of course. Not really. And yet that was what he said, and I was soothed to hear it. For I knew what he meant. We all have our sorrows, and although the exact delineaments, weight, and dimensions of grief are different for everyone, the color of grief is common to us all. "I know," he said, because he was human, and therefore, in a way, he did.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: He didn't know of course. Not really. And yet that was what he said, and
But only when it was too late did they realize the price they must pay for escaping their destiny. Every Happy Ever After was tainted. Fate, at first so amenable, so reasonable, so open to negotiation, ends up by exacting a cruel revenge for happiness.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: But only when it was too late did they realize the price they must pay
I have eavesdropped with impunity on the lives of people who do not exist. I have peeped shamelessly into hearts and bathroom closets. I have leaned over shoulders to follow the movements of quills as they write love letters, wills and confessions. I have watched as lovers love, murderers murder and children play their make-believe. Prisons and brothels have opened their doors to me; galleons and camel trains have transported me across sea and sand; centuries and continents have fallen away at my bidding. I have spied upon the misdeeds of the mighty and witnessed the nobility of the meek. I have bent so low over sleepers in their beds that they might have felt my breath on their faces. I have seen their dreams.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I have eavesdropped with impunity on the lives of people who do not exist. I
I am always happy up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand. And I wish I had more time to spend in the garden - not least because I get good ideas for writing when I'm out there.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I am always happy up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand. And I
People remembered. They wept and they grieved. In the spaces between, they were glad that the leeks were doing well this year, envied the bonnet of the neighbor's cousin, relished the fragrance of pork roasting in the kitchen on Sunday. There were those that registered the beauty of a pale moon suspended behind the branches of the elms on the ridge.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: People remembered. They wept and they grieved. In the spaces between, they were glad that
I know there are people who don't read fiction at all, and I find it hard to understand how they can bear to be inside the same head all the time.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I know there are people who don't read fiction at all, and I find it
My mother and I were like two continents moving slowly but inexorably apart; my father, the bridge builder, constantly extending the fragile edifice he had constructed to connect us.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: My mother and I were like two continents moving slowly but inexorably apart; my father,
The imagination is a healthy thing, and a great many scientific discoveries could not have been made without it, but it need to be harnessed to some serious object if it is to come to anything.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: The imagination is a healthy thing, and a great many scientific discoveries could not have
There are times when the human face and body can express the yearning of the heart so accurately that you can, as they say, read them like a book. Do not abandon me.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: There are times when the human face and body can express the yearning of the
My mother says that after I first visited the home of the man I later married, she knew it was serious when I told her, 'Mum, he has more books than me!' So, books are at the very heart of my life.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: My mother says that after I first visited the home of the man I later
I don't pretend reality is the same for everyone.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I don't pretend reality is the same for everyone.
Life is compost. You think that a strange thing to say, but it's true. All my life and all my experience, the events that have befallen me, the people I have known, all my memories, dreams, fantasies, everything I have ever read, all of that has been chucked onto the compost heap, where over time it had rotted down to a dark, rich, organic mulch. The process of cellular breakdown makes it unrecognizable. Other people call it the imagination. I think of it as a compost heap. Every so often I take an idea, plant it in the compost, and wait. It feeds on that black stuff that used to be a life, takes its energy for its own. It germinates. Takes root. Produces shoots. And so on and so forth, until one fine day I have a story, or a novel.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Life is compost. You think that a strange thing to say, but it's true. All
Emmeline didn't call me anything. She didn't need, for I was always there. You only need names for the absent.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Emmeline didn't call me anything. She didn't need, for I was always there. You only
Boys do not leave their boyhood behind when they leave off their school uniform.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Boys do not leave their boyhood behind when they leave off their school uniform.
Without the past to cast its long shadow, might you see the future more clearly?Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Without the past to cast its long shadow, might you see the future more clearly?
The doctor knew his wife was beautiful, but they had been married too long for it to make any difference to him.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: The doctor knew his wife was beautiful, but they had been married too long for
I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life,
I pushed my pile of papers to one side, stroked Shadow and stared into the fire, longing for the comfort of a story where everything had been planned well in advance, where the confusion of the middle was invented only for my enjoyment, and where I could measure how far away the solution was by feeling the thickness of pages still to come. I had no idea how many pages it would take to complete the story of Emmeline and Adeline, nor even whether there would be time to complete it.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I pushed my pile of papers to one side, stroked Shadow and stared into the
We live like latecomers at the theatre; we must catch up as best we can, dividing the beginning from the shape of later events.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: We live like latecomers at the theatre; we must catch up as best we can,
She will not be clever, but still, I see no reason why she should not one day lead a satisfying life separately from her sister. Perhaps she might even marry. All men do not seek intelligence in a wife, and Emmeline is very affectionate.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: She will not be clever, but still, I see no reason why she should not
A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.
She was a do-gooder,Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: She was a do-gooder,
Her eyes were too full of beauty to leave room for anything so mundane as intelligence.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Her eyes were too full of beauty to leave room for anything so mundane as
I have written a number of short biographical studies of insignificant personages from literary history. My interest has always been in writing biographies of the also-rans: people who lived in the shadow of fame in their own lifetime and who, since their death, have sunk into profound obscurity.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I have written a number of short biographical studies of insignificant personages from literary history.
Opening the book, i inhaled. the smell of old books, so sharp, so dry you can taste it.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Opening the book, i inhaled. the smell of old books, so sharp, so dry you
What is it that allows human beings to see through each other's pretendings? For I understood quite clearly in that moment that she was anxious. Perhaps emotions have a smell or a taste; perhaps we transmit them unknowingly by vibrations in the air. Whatever the means, I knew just as surely that it was nothing about me in particular that alarmed her, but only the fact that I had come and was a stranger.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: What is it that allows human beings to see through each other's pretendings? For I
All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes
characters even
caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.
Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through
Art, its completeness, its formedness, its finishedness, had no power to console. Words on the other hand, were a lifeline. They left their hushed rhythm behind, a counter to the slow in and out of Emmeline's breathing.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Art, its completeness, its formedness, its finishedness, had no power to console. Words on the
For me to see is to read. It has always been that way.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: For me to see is to read. It has always been that way.
They were like amputees, only it was not a limb they were missing, but their very souls.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: They were like amputees, only it was not a limb they were missing, but their
Someone had told him once that the desire to do something well is a good indicator of talent.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Someone had told him once that the desire to do something well is a good
Peasants and princes, bailiffs and bakers' boys, merchants and mermaids, the figures were all immediately familiar. I had read these stories a hundred, a thousand, times before. They were stories everyone knew. But gradually, as I read, their familiarity fell away from them. They became strange. They became new. These characters were not the colored manikins I remembered from my childhood picture books, mechanically acting out the story one more time. They were people ... The stories were shot through with an unfamiliar mood. Everyone achieved their heart's desire ... but only when it was too late did they realize the price they must pay for escaping their destiny. Every Happy Ever After was tainted.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Peasants and princes, bailiffs and bakers' boys, merchants and mermaids, the figures were all immediately
My genius is not so frail a thing that it cowers from the dirty fingers of newspapernen.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: My genius is not so frail a thing that it cowers from the dirty fingers
Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in their darkness? Is their soul stirred by the feather touch of another mind reading theirs? I do hope so.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick
Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic. As one tends the graves of the dead, so I tend the books. And every day I open a volume or two, read a few lines or pages, allow the voices of the forgotten dead to resonate inside my head.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws
For it must be very lonely being dead.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: For it must be very lonely being dead.
Tragedy alters everything.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Tragedy alters everything.
Every so often I take out a volume and read a page or two. After all, reading is looking after in a manner of speaking. Though they're not old enough to be valuable for their age alone, nor important enough to be sought after by collectors, my charges are dear to me, even if, as often as not, they are as dull on the inside as on the outside. No matter how banal the contents, there is always something that touches me. For someone now dead once thought these words significant enough to write them down.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Every so often I take out a volume and read a page or two. After
And sometimes then he sat with us for an hour or so, sharing our limbo, listening while I read. Books from any shelf, opened at any page, in which I would start and finish anywhere, mid-sentence sometimes. Wuthering Heights ran into Emma, which gave way to The Eustace Diamonds, which faded into Hard Times, which ceded to The Woman in White. Fragments. It didn't matter. Art, its completeness, its formedness, its finishedness, had no power to console. Words, on the other hand, were a lifeline.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: And sometimes then he sat with us for an hour or so, sharing our limbo,
Ordinary people, untwins, seek their soulmate, take lovers, marry. Tormented by their incompleteness they strive to be part of a pair.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Ordinary people, untwins, seek their soulmate, take lovers, marry. Tormented by their incompleteness they strive
Our lives are so important to us that we tend to think the story of them begins with our birth. First there was nothing, then I was born ... Yet that is not so. Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Families are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole. - Vida WinterDiane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Our lives are so important to us that we tend to think the story of
To anyone who took the trouble to look, I was plainly visible, but when people are expecting to see nothing, that is usually what they see.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: To anyone who took the trouble to look, I was plainly visible, but when people
For several decades, I believed it was necessary to be extraordinary if you wanted to write, and since I wasn't, I gave up my ambition and settled down to a life of reading.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: For several decades, I believed it was necessary to be extraordinary if you wanted to
In speech he stretched out his vowel sounds to give his mouth a rest before the next consonant.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: In speech he stretched out his vowel sounds to give his mouth a rest before
She could not read a book for fear of the feelings she might find in it.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: She could not read a book for fear of the feelings she might find in
You are suffering from an ailment that affects ladies of romantic imaginations. Symptoms include fainting, weariness, loss of appetite, low spirits. While on one level the crisis can be ascribed to wandering about in freezing rain without the benefit of adequate waterproofing, the deeper cause is more likely to be found in some emotional trauma. However, unlike the heroines of your favorite novels, your constitution has not been weakened by the privations of life in earlier, harsher centuries. No tuberculosis, no childhood polio, no unhygienic living conditions. You'll survive.' pg. 303Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: You are suffering from an ailment that affects ladies of romantic imaginations. Symptoms include fainting,
Prescription: 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Take ten pages, twice a day, til end of course.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Prescription: 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Take ten pages, twice
Everybody has a story. It's like families. You might not know who they are, might have lost them, but they exist all the same. You might drift apart or you might turn your back on them, but you can't say you haven't got them. Same goes for stories.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Everybody has a story. It's like families. You might not know who they are, might
You leave the previous book with idea's and themes - characters even - caught in the fibers of your clothing - and when you open a new book, they are still with you.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: You leave the previous book with idea's and themes - characters even - caught in
What better place to kill time than a library?Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: What better place to kill time than a library?
I see people as haunted by the selves they don't know ... I don't have children, but I have nieces and nephews, and one thing I notice is how fascinated they are by stories of their lives before they can remember.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I see people as haunted by the selves they don't know ... I don't have
People whose lives are not balanced by a healthy love of money suffer from an appalling obsession with personal integrity.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: People whose lives are not balanced by a healthy love of money suffer from an
The line between life and death is narrow and dark, and a bereaved twin lives closer to it than most.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: The line between life and death is narrow and dark, and a bereaved twin lives
Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time there was none. This story is about one of those other times.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time
We all have our sorrows, and although the exact delineaments, weight and dimensions of grief are different for everyone, the color of grief is common to us all.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: We all have our sorrows, and although the exact delineaments, weight and dimensions of grief
Miss Lea, it doesn't do to get attached to these secondary characters. It's not their story.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Miss Lea, it doesn't do to get attached to these secondary characters. It's not their
My gripe is not with lovers of the truth but with truth herself. What succor, what consolation is there in truth, compared to a story? What good is truth, at midnight, in the dark, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney? When the lightning strikes shadows on the bedroom wall and the rain taps at the window with its long fingernails? No. When fear and cold make a statue of you in your bed, don't expect hard-boned and fleshless truth to come running to your aid. What you need are the plump comforts of a story. The soothing, rocking safety of a lie.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: My gripe is not with lovers of the truth but with truth herself. What succor,
All children mythologise their birth. It is a universal trait. You want to know someone? Heart, mind and soul? Ask him to tell you about when he was born. What you get won't be the truth: it will be a story. And nothing is more telling than a story.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: All children mythologise their birth. It is a universal trait. You want to know someone?
They stood in silence, looking at floorboards and corners of cornices and other such insignificances, their curiosity and compassion at the ready. They were waiting so hard that when the door cracked and Bellman appeared, they jumped.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: They stood in silence, looking at floorboards and corners of cornices and other such insignificances,
I was in a kind of no-man's-land, a place between places. The mind plays all sorts of tricks, gets up to all kinds of things while we ourselves are slumbering in a white zone that looks for all the world like inattention to the onlooker.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I was in a kind of no-man's-land, a place between places. The mind plays all
Sometimes you can know things. Things about yourself. Things from before you can remember.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: Sometimes you can know things. Things about yourself. Things from before you can remember.
But he is a man, hence cannot see how tiresome it is to have explained at length what one has already fully understood.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: But he is a man, hence cannot see how tiresome it is to have explained
I felt a strange sensation inside. Like the past coming to life. The watery stirring of a previous life turning in my belly, creating a tide that rose in my veins and sent cool wavelets to lap at my temples. The ghastly excitement of it.Diane Setterfield Setterfield Sayings By Diane Setterfield: I felt a strange sensation inside. Like the past coming to life. The watery stirring