strangeness Quotes

34 of the best book quotes about strangeness
“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”
“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”
“You will be good to me, won’t you? . . . Because we’re going to have a strange life.”
“I do love nothing in the world so well as you: is not that strange?”
Strange things may be generally accounted for if their cause be fairly searched out.
“There they were, all together, up in the air.”
If to live in this style is to be eccentric, it must be confessed that there is something good in eccentricity.
We wanted to define her, to wrap her up as we did each other, but we could not seem to get past “weird” and “strange” and “goofy.” Her ways knocked us off balance.”
“He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music.”
“If we don’t tell strange stories, when something strange happens we won’t believe it.”
“Some people have a strange way of going about making friends”
“Outwardly: dumbly, I shamble about, a thing that could never have been known as human, a thing whose shape is so alien a travesty that humanity becomes more obscene for the vague resemblance.”
“Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.”
“It is indeed strange to be looked in the eye by this fearless wild animal”
“He drew near and saw that it was no natural fire he witnessed, but rather the dance of the witches.”
″ Lydia’s quietness, her lack of friends. Her recent sinking grades. And, in truth, the strangeness of her family. A family with no friends, a family of misfits.”
“You’re like seven of the strangest women I’ve ever met.”
“I’m just scared because everything feels weird. It’s as if everything’s changed. Not just you: everything!”
“‘Of course, we knew something was going on,’ Aziraphale said. ‘But one somehow imagines this sort of thing happening in America. They go in for that sort of thing over there.‘”
“The simple joy he felt at being once more a part of such familiar things also contained an element of strangeness and unreality. With a sharp stab of wonder he reminded himself, as he had done a hundred times in the last few weeks, that he had really come home again —”
“Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America—that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.”
“There are those who feel their own strangeness and are terrified by it. They struggle toward normalcy.”
“I even made a new friend. I have a friend and the absurd thing is she’s an operating system. Charles left her behind but she’s totally amazing. She’s... She’s so smart. She doesn’t just see things is black or white. She sees things in this whole gray area and she’s helping me explore it and we just bonded really quickly. I’m weird. That’s weird, right, bonding with an OS? No, it’s okay. That’s weird.”
“The next morning all the swelling had left my face and legs and arms, and I felt well as ever; but everything around me seemed strange and as though it were far away. I remember that for twelve days after that I wanted to be alone, and it seemed I did not belong to my people.”
“What follows it the strange and fateful tale of a boy, a girl, and a ghost”
“You feel in the presence of something strange, and even, perhaps, a bit repugnant to you.”
“You know that kind of quiver that trembles around through you when you are seeing something so strange and enchanting and wonderful that it is just a fearful joy to be alive and look at it.”
“How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: *was* I the same when I got up this morning?”
“The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!”
“Tea was indeed ready, waiting on the round table in the sitting room with a bright fire burning in the cogwheel. How familiar the room seemed, and homely, but, suddenly, somehow strange. ”
“Now a penguin may look very strange in a living room, but a living room looks very strange to a penguin.”
“A grown-up King on stilts, does look rather strange. But it’s hard work being King, and he does his work well. If he want to have a bit of fun... sure! ... let him have it!”
“My New Zoo, McGrew Zoo, will make people talk. My New Zoo, McGrew Zoo, will make people gawk at the strangest odd creatures that ever did walk.”
“Frances had struggled to explain that strangers were by definition interesting. It was their strangeness. The not-knowing. Once you knew everything there was to know about someone, you were generally ready to divorce them.”

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