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Robert James Waller Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Robert James Waller
  1. #1
    “This is why I’m here on this planet, at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great, high place, somewhere back in time, for many more years than I have lived in this life. And through all of those years, I have been falling toward you.”
  2. #2
    “It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together.”
  3. #3
    “So here I am walking around with another person inside of me. Though I think I put it better the day we parted when I said there is a third person we have created from the two of us. And I am stalked now by that other entity.”
  4. #4
    “It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together.”
  5. #5
    “Once a person knows a kiss and a kind word, you can’t blame him for never wanting to live without them again.”
  6. #6
    “The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.”
  1. #7
    “In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.”
  2. #8
    “The old dreams were good dreams; they didn’t work out but I’m glad I had them.”
  3. #9
    “Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.”
  4. #10
    “First you must have the images, then come the words.”
  5. #11
    “Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.”
  6. #12
    “The heart never forgets, never gives up, the territory marked off for those who came before.”

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  1. #13
    “And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before.”
  2. #14
    “There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them.”
  3. #15
    “But, I am, after all, a man. And all the philosophic rationalizations I can conjure up do not keep me from wanting you, every day, every moment, the merciless wail of time, of time I can never spend with you, deep within my head. I love you, profoundly and completely. And I always will.
    The last cowboy, Robert.”
  4. #16
    “Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity’s the real challenge.”
  5. #17
    “God or the universe or whatever one chooses to label the great systems of balance and order does not recognize Earth-time. To the universe, four days is no different than four billion light years. I try to keep that in mind.”
  6. #18
    “I don’t like feeling sorry for myself. That’s not who I am. And most of the time I don’t feel that way. Instead, I am grateful for having at least found you. We could have flashed by one another like two pieces of cosmic dust.
  7. #19
    “I sometimes have the feeling you’ve been here a long time, more than one lifetime, and that you’ve dwelt in private places none of the rest of us has even dreamed about.”
  8. #20
    “We have both lost ourselves and created something else, something that exists only as an interlacing of the two of us. ”
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