The best Quotes by Donna Tartt

The best Quotes by Donna Tartt

Donna Louise Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is an American novelist and essayist. Her work has been widely critically-acclaimed, and her novel The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and has been adapted into a film.

Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.
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We don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.
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It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.
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There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty - unless she is wed to something more meaningful - is always superficial.
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When you feel homesick, just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go.
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Stay away from the ones you love too much. Those are the ones who will kill you.
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I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.
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Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.
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Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.
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That life - whatever else it is - is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
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A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
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But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
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