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Lux Lisbon Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Lux Lisbon
  1. #1
    “We saw the light in her eyes we have been looking for ever since. ”
  2. #2
    “Something sick at the heart of the country had infected the girls. Our parents thought it had to do with our music, our godlessness, or the loosening of morals regarding sex we hadn’t even had.”
  3. #3
    “It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn’t heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house, with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.”
  4. #4
    “The essence of the suicides consisted not of sadness or mystery but simple selfishness.”
  5. #5
    “but none of these signs of malnourishment or illness or grief … detracted from Lux’s overwhelming impression of being a carnal angel.”
  6. #6
    “In the end, it wasn’t death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life. She couldn’t understand how the Lisbons kept so quiet, why they didn’t wail to heaven or go mad.”
  7. #7
    “She was the still point of the turning world,”
  8. #8
    “She had unbuckled us ... only to stall us, so that she and her sisters could die in peace. ”