Extremely loud & incredibly close



I read this book during my summer holidays. And I have to admit: it is one of my favorite books ever! It’s a really weird book (I can’t really explain it, you have to see it for yourself) but why I actually started to read it was because of the beautiful quotes it has. Lots of beautiful quotes. Let me show you some of my favorites:

She was extending a hand that I didn’t know how to take, so I broke its fingers with my silence.

She wants to know if I love her, that’s all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.

I felt that night, on the stage, incredibly close to everything in the universe, but also extremely alone. I wondered, for the first time in my life, if life was worth all the work it took to live. What exactly made it worth it? What’s so horrible about being dead forever, and not feeling anything, and not even dreaming? What’s so great about feeling and dreaming?

It’s the tragedy of loving, you can’t love anything more than something you miss

I felt suddenly shy. I was not used to shy. I was used to shame. Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want. 

Sometimes I can hear my bones strainging under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.

Pretty amazing? I know! It’s written by Jonathan Safran Foer, and he has written more awesome books! Make sure you read this book, it’s so amazing. You can read the book here but I’m not sure it cantains every page (I think those are only parts of the book). So just go to your library our bookshop :)

 

 

 

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  1. oh ja die wil ik ook nog heel graag lezen, echt mooie quotes kom je daaruit tegen idd altijd :)

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