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Anthony Patch Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Anthony Patch
  1. #1
    “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me you’d better go.”
  2. #2
    “Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot. And when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.”
  3. #3
    “Experience is not worth the getting. It’s not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it’s a wall that an active you runs up against.”
  4. #4
    “His mind tired--tired with nothing, tired with everything, with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
  5. #5
    “He had never met anyone like her before. He sought her jauntily but earnestly to send him away; he didn’t want to fall in love. He wasn’t coming to see her any more--already she had haunted too many of his ways.”
  6. #6
    “‘Dear little Dot, life is so damned hard.’
    She was crying upon his shoulder.
    ‘So damned hard, so damned hard,’ he repeated aimlessly; ‘it just hurts people and hurts people, until finally it hurts them so that they can’t be hurt ever any more. That’s the last and worst thing it does.’”
  7. #7
    “What delicious romance! His true reaction was neither fear nor sorrow--only this deep delight in being with her that colored the banality of his words and made the mawkish seem sad and the posturing seem wise. He would come back--eternally. He should have known!”
  8. #8
    “Everywhere we go and move on and change, something’s lost--something’s left behind. You can’t ever quite repeat anything, and I’ve been so yours, here--”
  9. #9
    “You can’t have anything, you can’t have anything at all. Because desire just cheats you. It’s like a sunbeam skipping here and there about a room. It stops and gilds some inconsequential object, and we poor fools try to grasp it--but when we do the sunbeam moves on to something else, and you’ve got the inconsequential part, but the glitter that made you want it is gone--”