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Franny Glass Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Franny Glass
  1. #1
    “I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I respect.”
  2. #2
    “She found herself looking at Lane as if he were a stranger, or a poster advertising a brand of linoleum, across the aisle of a subway car. Again she felt the trickle of disloyalty and guilt, which seemed to be the order of the day, and reacted to it by reaching over to cover Lane’s hand with her own. She withdrew her hand almost immediately and used it to pick her cigarette out of the ashtray. ”
  3. #3
    “I mean not try to analyze everything to death for once, if possible, especially me.”
  4. #4
    “Everything everybody does is so ... not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. ”
  5. #5
    “You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge.”
  6. #6
    “He tried to empty his face of all expression that might quite simply, perhaps even beautifully, reveal how he felt about the arriving person.”
  1. #7
    “I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting”
  2. #8
    ″ Franny literally jumped ... ‘What book?’ she said. ‘This, you mean?’
  3. #9
    “That little book she carried all around the whole house ... is at the whole root of this whole business. ”
  4. #10
    “And I can’t be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
  5. #11
    “I’m not afraid to compete. It’s just the opposite. Don’t you see that? I’m afraid I will compete - that’s what scares me. That’s why I quit the Theatre Department. Just because I’m so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else’s values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn’t make it right. I’m ashamed of it. I’m sick of it. I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. I’m sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of a splash.”
  6. #12
    “I love you to pieces, distraction, etc.”
  7. #13
    “I have no ... authority to be speaking up like a seer ... We’ve had enough seers in this family. ”

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