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The Girl on the Train Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Girl on the Train
  1. #1
    “Let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.”
  2. #2
    “I woke feverish, panicky. Guilty. I do feel guilty. Just not guilty enough.”
  3. #3
    “I never learn. I wake with a crushing sensation of wrongness, of shame, and I know immediately that I’ve done something stupid.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.”
  6. #6
    “I can’t do this, I can’t just be a wife. I don’t understand how anyone does it—there is literally nothing to do but wait. Wait for a man to come home and love you. Either that or look around for something to distract you.”
  1. #7
    “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.”
  2. #8
    “There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.”
  3. #9
    “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.”
  4. #10
    “People you have a history with, they won’t let you go, and as hard as you might try, you can’t disentangle yourself, can’t set yourself free. Maybe after a while you just stop trying.”
  5. #11
    “This is what marriage is—safe, warm, comfortable.”
  6. #12
    “Sometimes, I don’t want to go anywhere, I think I’ll be happy if I never have to set foot outside the house again. I don’t even miss working.”

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  1. #13
    “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.”
  2. #14
    “I can’t risk looking backwards, it’s always a bad idea.”
  3. #15
    “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.”
  4. #16
    “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.”
  5. #17
    “I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.”
  6. #18
    “The last thing I need is rest. I need to find something to fill my days. I know what’s going to happen if I don’t.”
  7. #19
    “Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps.”
  8. #20
    “It’s impossible to resist the kindness of strangers.”

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