The best Quotes from On Chesil Beach

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

He was discovering that being in love was not a steady state, but a matter of fresh surges or waves, and he was experiencing one now.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

It was too interesting, too new, too flattering, too deeply comforting to resist, it was a liberation to be in love and say so, and she could only let herself go deeper.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

They regarded themselves as too sophisticated to believe in destiny, but still, it remained a paradox to them that so momentous a meeting should be accidental, so dependent on a hundred minor events and choices. What a terrifying possibility, that it might never have happened at all.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

It is shaming sometimes, how the body will not, or cannot, lie about emotions.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them.

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Book Quote by Ian McEwan from On Chesil Beach

When they kissed she immediately felt his tongue, tensed and strong, pushing past her teeth, like some bully shouldering his way into a room. Entering her.

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