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Pelagia Iannis Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Pelagia Iannis
  1. #1
    “Don’t have any silly ideas about soldiers. Soldiers have mothers, you know, and most of us end up as farmers and fishermen like everyone else.”
  2. #2
    “For Lemoni there would be no freedom until widowhood, which was precisely the time when the community would turn against her, as though she had no right to outlive a husband, as though he had died only because of his wife’s negligence.”
  3. #3
    “You must allow Pelagia to become a doctor. She is not only my daughter. She is, since I have no son, the nearest to a son that I have fathered.”
  4. #4
    “I just don’t understand why an artist like you would descend to being a soldier.”
  5. #5
    “I know that she will never tell me that she is waiting for a new world where a Greek may love an Italian and think nothing of it.”
  6. #6
    “If there was such a thing as a doctor who was also a woman. She toyed with the idea, and then went to look for a paintbrush, as though this action could cancel the uncomfortable sensation of having been born into the wrong world.”
  7. #7
    “I wish that you will have children together, and I wish that once or twice you will tell them about their Uncle Carlo that they never saw.”
  8. #8
    “She must have a son’s prerogatives, because she will continue my life when I am gone. I have not brought her up to be a domestic slave, for the simple reason that such company would have been tedious in the absence of a son.”
  9. #9
    “As she reached for it she realized for the first time, and with a small shock, that she had learned enough from her father over the years to become a doctor herself.”