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.

Love, SilenceCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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But in good time you'll see that sometimes what matters isn't what one gives but what one gives up.

Giving UpCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.

Stories, WritingCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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Memories are worse than bullets.

Memories, Breakup & LovesickCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.

LoveCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.

Books, ReadingCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

Books, MirrorsCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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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.

IgnoranceCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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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.

Books, ReadingCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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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.

Life, Time, BoredomCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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Making money isn't hard in itself. What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.

Money, Work & CarreerCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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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.

Books, ReadingCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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One loves truly only once in a lifetime, Julian, even if one isn’t aware of it.

LoveCarlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind
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