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Miguel Delibes Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Miguel Delibes
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“The Path is a new life where you have the chance of truly finding yourself. This pilgrimage can be a return to the basics of the human nature, paying attention to the small simple things that we always forget in our busy lives...”
Miguel Delibes
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The Path
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the pilgrimage
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“Set in a remote Castilian village, the story revolves around Daniel, the son of a local cheesemaker, who is about to leave for a distant school.”
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″ The eleven-year-old is suddenly aware of the life he will be leaving behind and recounts his memories of the many people in his village and their stories.”
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″...The pilgrims follow the sun in the day, from East to West and follow the Milky Way in the night. They see the sunrise in the mornings and go after the sun towards the West walking through pure, golden fields or crossing colorful mountains.”
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“And it was the same with his father. Paco worked more than anybody and earned quite a lot of money. The trouble was that for Doña Lola and the Leverets there were only two extremes in the village.”
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“Daniel could still remember one of his first visit to his friend’s house. The front door was half-open and inside nothing moved, not a sound could be heard _as if the house were deserted.”
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“It’s something between a coming-of-age novel and a timeless portrait of life in a small community. There’s a great deal of local colour, it positively drips with charm and sentiment.”
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“It deals with the daily life of a remote village in the Spanish countryside, as seen though the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy who is on the point of leaving the village for the first time to go to boarding school in the big city.”
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“Look after yourself and your clothes, son,′ continued his mother. ‘You know very well what all this has cost your father. We’re poor. But your father wants you to be someone in life. He doesn’t wants you to work and suffer as he’s done.”
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“The valley! That valley meant so much to Daniel. To tell the truth it meant everything to him. There he had been born, and never once during his eleven years had he crossed the chain of high mountains which surrounded it.”

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