Lucy: A Novel
Important Quotations Explained
1. I wondered if ever in my whole life a day would go by when these
people I had left behind, my own family, would not appear before me in one
way or another.
2. It wasn’t her fault. It wasn’t my fault. But nothing could change
the fact that where she saw beautiful flowers I saw sorrow and
3. The times that I loved Mariah it was because she reminded me of my
mother. The times that I did not love Mariah it was because she reminded me
of my mother.
4. I used to think that just a change in venue would banish forever
from my life the things I most despised. But that was not to be so. As each
day unfolded before me, I could see the sameness in everything; I could see
the present take a shape—the shape of my past.
5. I could write down only this: “I wish I could love someone so much
that I would die from it.” And then a great wave of shame came over me and I
wept and wept so much that the tears fell on the page and caused all the
words to become one great big blur.
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