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Ingrid Magnussen Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Ingrid Magnussen
  1. #1
    “That beaky anorexic and that toupeed Chihuahua. It’s beyond grotesque. Their children wouldn’t know whether to peck or bark.”
  2. #2
    “I wanted to freeze this moment forever, the chimes, the slight splash of water, the chink of dogs’ leashes, laughter from the pool, the skritch of my mother’s dip-pen, the smell of the tree, the stillness. I wished I could shut it in a locket to wear around my neck.”
  3. #3
    “A jewel is forming inside my body. No, it’s not my heart. This is harder, cold and clean. I wrap myself around this new jewel, cradle it within me.”
  4. #4
    “Isn’t it funny. I’m enjoying my hatred so much more than I ever enjoyed love. Love is temperamental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you. Changes its mind. But hatred, now. That’s something you can sue. Sculpt. Wield. It’s hard or soft, however you need it. Love humiliates you, but hatred cradles you.”
  5. #5
    “Prison agrees with me. There’s no hypocrisy here. Kill or be killed, and everybody knows it.”
  6. #6
    “God is dead, haven’t you heard? He died a hundred years ago, gave out from sheer lack of interest, decided to play golf instead.”
  7. #7
    “She took her X-act knife and selected a shirt from his closet, his favorite brown shirt. ‘How right he should wear clothing the color of excrement.‘”
  8. #8
    “‘Is it terrible here? Do they hurt you?’
    ‘Not as much as I hurt them.‘”
  9. #9
    “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow.”

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