Book Quotes from The Shadow of the Wind

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The nurse knew that those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindLove, Silence

But in good time you'll see that sometimes what matters isn't what one gives but what one gives up.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindGiving Up

A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindStories, Writing

Memories are worse than bullets.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindMemories, Breakup & Lovesick

The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindLove

People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind

Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindBooks, Reading

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindBooks, Mirrors

The words with which a child's heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindIgnoranz

Once, in my father's bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later - no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget - we will return.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindBooks, Reading

Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindLife, Time, Boredom

Making money isn't hard in itself. What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindMoney, Work & Carreer

Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindBooks, Reading

One loves truly only once in a lifetime, Julian, even if one isn’t aware of it.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the WindLove