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shock Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about shock
  1. #1
    “We know this to be a primary autonomic response, the so-called ‘shame’ or ‘blushing’ reaction to a morally shocking stimulus. It can’t be controlled voluntarily, as can skin conductivity, respiration, and cardiac rate.”
  2. #2
    “Nothing shocked them anymore. It was the way things were. It was what they had come to expect of life . . . He himself had not yet come to that, he did not want to come to it.”
  3. #3
    ″‘He was looking for someone else, you say—someone who was not you?’
    ‘He was looking for little Miles.’ A portentous clearness now possessed me. ‘That’s whom he was looking for.’
    ‘But how do you know?’
    ‘I know, I know, I know!’ My exaltation grew.‘“And you know, my dear!’
  4. #4
    “For there again, against the glass ... was the hideous author of our woe — the white face of damnation.”
  5. #5
    “God God—whose hand was I holding?”
  6. #6
    “All of them stood in silence for a moment and looked at HELP ELEANOR COME HOME ELEANOR written in shaky red letters on the wallpaper over Theodora’s bed.”
  7. #7
    “The crack of the bat was so unusually sharp and loud for a Little League game that the noise captured even my mother’s wandering attention. She turned her head toward home plate—I guess, to see who had hit such a shot—and the ball struck her left temple, spinning her so quickly that one of her high heels broke and she fell forward, facing the stands, her knees splayed apart, her face hitting the ground first because her hands never moved from her sides (not even to break her fall), which later gave rise to the speculation that she was dead before she touched the earth.”
  8. #8
    “The right question is whether we as society need people who have emerged from some kind of trauma - and the answer is that we plainly do. This is not a pleasant fact to contemplate. For every remote miss who becomes stronger, there are countless near misses who are crushed by what they have been through. There are times and places, however, when all of us depend on people who have been hardened by their experiences.”
  9. #9
    ″‘I don’t really know,’ I heard myself say. I felt a deep shock hearing myself say that, because the minute I said it, I knew it was true.”
  10. #10
    “You can imagine the sensation there was the next morning when the missing Princess Amy calmly walked down to breakfast as though she had never been away.”
  11. #11
    “The majority of dying had happened during the Second World War when we didn’t exist. ”

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