Monday, February 19, 2018

Five Quotes I Loved // "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Girl. Each week there is a new prompt, and this week's prompt is book quotes you love!




Every now and then a book comes around that I don't just like, I LOVE - obsessed, even. It is my new favorite, and I want to tell the whole world about it, screaming from the internet rooftops about the glory that is this amazing book. And that's definitely the case with my recent read, "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman. SUCH an amazing book, which SO MANY breathtaking moments that I want to share with you! Check out the video above, or keep reading, for five quotes from "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" that I love!




1. "Was this how it worked, then, successful social integration? Was it really that simple? Wear some lipstick, go to the hairdressers and alternate the clothes you wear?... I had had more attention from the today ( non malevolent, positive attention, that is) than I'd had in the last few years. I smiled to myself, pleased that I'd unlocked part of the puzzle."

2. "These magazines could tell me which clothes and shoes to wear, how to have my hair styled in order to fit in. They could show me the right makeup to buy and how to apply it. This way, I would disappear into every woman acceptability. I would not be stared at. The goal, ultimately, was successful human camouflage as a human woman."

3." 'The thing is, Eleanor, you need an ankle boot with skinny jeans, really," she said, as seriously as though she were a hospital consultant giving medical advice..."

4. "She looked at him with so much love that I had to turn away. At least I know what love looks like, I told myself. That's something. No one had ever looked at me like that, but I'd be able to recognize it if they ever did."

5. "When the silence and the aloneness press down around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes if only for proof of life."

and I'm cheating...

6.  "...it often feels as if I'm not here, that I am a figment of my own imagination. There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thing, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely and I'd lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock."

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