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Oskar Schell Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Oskar Schell
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“Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly if there wasn’t someone, somewhere, laughing?”
Jonathan Safran Foer
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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Oskar Schell
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laughter
birds
lightness
concepts
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“So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!”
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“Being with him made my brain quiet. I didn’t have to invent a thing.”
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“If I’d been someone else in a different world I’d’ve done something different, but I was myself and the world was the world, so I was silent.”
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“The meaning of my thoughts started to float away from me, like leaves that fall from a tree into a river, I was the tree, the world was the river.”
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“The fragile balance depends on things we’ll never be able to see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. Life itself depends on them. ”
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“I’ve lived long enough to know I’m not one-hundred-percent anything.”
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“I thought, it’s a shame that we have to live, but it’s a tragedy that we get to live only one life, because if I’d had two lives, I would have spent one of them with her.”

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