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going back Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about going back
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″... but comfortable as her life had been there she could not go back. The anti-climax would be too intolerable; and her return might bring reproach upon her idolized husband.”
Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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Tess Durbeyfield
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the past
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shame
husbands
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“He’d always thought they’d go home one day and everything would be like it was before they came . . . he didn’t understand that there was no going back, that what had happened was forever.”
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“And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”
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“The two main criminals are France and the United States. They owe Haiti enormous reparations because of actions going back hundreds of years. If we could ever get to the stage where somebody could say, ‘We’re sorry we did it,’ that would be nice.”
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“What’s happening tonight, it’s no little thing. Nobody backing out now remains healthy. No exceptions.”
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“Truth was, the only thing he wanted was to go back to the kind of life he’d had a few months before, when his mother was well. He didn’t want to go to the Amazon with Kate. He was a little afraid of his grandmother.”
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″‘Highway’s no place for a nice kid like you. Go back. Finish school.’ ‘I’m not nice,’ I say. ‘I’m really annoying.‘”
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“He wished he could go back in time to the turning point, the moment inside the treasury when he was smitten with envy of the King’s wealth. If history could be unwound and he were there again, he would consider the consequences and he wouldn’t steal.”

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