Evocative Literary Lines VII

“She was lost in her longing to understand.”Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Choler


“I am more than my scars.”
Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle


“She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

The process of self-discovery is a scary and beautiful thing;
to be baffled by your own soul long enough to discover it’s depth and complexity, to find your truth.

What books or quotes have inspired you to learn more about your truth?

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10 thoughts on “Evocative Literary Lines VII

  1. I love this fridge poetry picture in your post. I got one once from a friend and will have to find it again. Used to love creating lines…
    To answer your question: “Whisky, I find, helps clarity of thought.” Julian Barnes in The sense of an ending

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  2. “It has been said that there are two ways for a woman to clone herself. The first is through sexual activity. The second method is to see her reflection in a mirror. Over the years neither of these two methods has been very kind to me.”

    That is the opening line of the first post of a 27 post series called “NOTICED.”

    The series starts at the following link.

    https://adirondackmountains.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/noticed-part-1-growing-up/

    It was an exercise to see if I could write like a female. I still don’t know if I succeeded or failed.

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  3. I think that Camus’ The Outsider” was the first book that I ever read that truly caused my to think about life and larger issues. I have read it twice and both times it has had this same magical effect.

    Another book that I read twice was Catch 22. The first time I laughed. The second time I cried. That’s because by the time that I read it the second time, I was old enough to realize how very real what it presented was.

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