What’s the point of a f***ing window if you can’t jump out of it?
Suffering is what takes place while other people are eating.
Life is just the history of things we pay attention to. The rest is just packaging.
I think my mother’s death is the best thing to have happened to me since, well, my father’s death.
Hard work and ambition are vulgar.
Who says they don’t mean to?[Marianne: They f*** you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.]
Life is not just a bag of s***, but a leaky one. You can’t help being touched by it.
Death transforms us all, but it’s not so powerful as to turn my father into a small Jew.
Cruelty is the opposite of love, not some inarticulate expression of it.
Easy not to lose what you never had.
An orphan at last! It’s what I always dreamed of. After all this time, I feel complete.
What can drive a man mad is being forced to have the emotion he’s being forbidden to have at the same time.