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William Bloom Quotes

Five of the best book quotes from William Bloom
  1. #1
    ″...at that moment he turned into a weird creature, wild, concurrently young and old, dying and newborn. My father became a myth.”
  2. #2
    “In telling the story of my father’s life, it’s impossible to separate the fact from the fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn’t always make sense, and most of it never happened. But that’s what kind of story this is.”
  3. #3
    “He was a big fish, even then.”
  4. #4
    “ ‘We all have stories, just as you do. Ways in which he touched us, helped us, gave us money, sold it to us wholesale. Lots of stories, big and small. They all add up. Over a lifetime it all adds up. That’s why we’re here, William. We’re a a part of him, who he is, just as he is a part of us. You still don’t understand, do you?’
    I didn’t. But as I stared at the man and he stared back at me, in my father’s dream I remembered where we’d met before.
    ‘And what did my father do for you?’ I asked him, and the old man smiled.
    ‘He made me laugh,’ he said.”
  5. #5
    “Okay okay- the thing about icebergs is you only see 10 percent. The other 90 percent is below the water where you can’t see it. That’s what it is with you Dad. I’m only seeing this little bit that sticks above the water.”

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