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Rachel Watson Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Rachel Watson
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“Let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.”
Paula Hawkins
author
The Girl on the Train
book
Rachel Watson
character
honesty
mothers
women
physical appearances
the treatment of women
concepts
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“I never learn. I wake with a crushing sensation of wrongness, of shame, and I know immediately that I’ve done something stupid.”
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“If I turned right here I’d go up past my gallery—what was my gallery, now a vacant shop window—but I don’t want to, because that still hurts a little.”
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“I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.”
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“After a while, I learned that when you wake up like that, you don’t ask what happened, you just say that you’re sorry: you’re sorry for what you did and who you are and you’re never, ever going to behave like that again.”
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“There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.”
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“I close my eyes and let the darkness grow and spread until it morphs from a feeling of sadness into something worse: a memory, a flashback.”
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“Drunk Rachel sees no consequences, she is either excessively expansive and optimistic or wrapped up in hate. She has no past, no future. She exists purely in the moment.”
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“I am not the girl I used to be. I am no longer desirable, I’m off-putting in some way. It’s not just that I’ve put on weight, or that my face is puffy from the drinking and the lack of sleep; it’s as if people can see the damage written all over me, can see it in my face, the way I hold myself, the way I move.”
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“There are familiar faces on these trains, people I see every week, going to and fro. I recognize them and they probably recognize me. I don’t know whether they see me, though, for what I really am.”
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“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.”
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“It’s impossible to resist the kindness of strangers.”

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