Inspirational Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes

Jeffrey Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer. Below is a list of some Inspirational Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes.

Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes

Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes
Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes

“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“All wisdom ends in paradox.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“We couldn’t imagine the emptiness of a creature who put a razor to her wrists and opened her veins, the emptiness and the calm.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“It was one of those humid days when the atmosphere gets confused. Sitting on the porch, you could feel it: the air wishing it was water.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“There was nowhere I could go that wouldn’t be you.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“She’d become an English major for the purest and dullest of reasons: because she loved to read.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“I was thinking how amazing it was that the world contained so many lives. Out in these streets people were embroiled in a thousand different matters, money problems, love problems, school problems. People were falling in love, getting married, going to drug rehab, learning how to ice-skate, getting bifocals, studying for exams, trying on clothes, getting their hair-cut and getting born. And in some houses people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides quotes

“There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Capitalism has resulted in material well-being but spiritual bankruptcy.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“They’re just memories now. Time to write them off.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“You never get over it, but you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“I live my own life and nurse my own wounds. It’s not the best way to live. But it’s the way I am.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It’s the thing that lets us say goodbye.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“In the end, it wasn’t death that surprised her but the stubbornness of life.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“The girls took into their own hands decisions better left to God. They became too powerful to live among us, too self-concerned, too visionary, too blind.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides quotes

“The time has to be right and the heart willing.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“People don’t save other people. People save themselves.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“She understood that her heart operated on its own instructions, that she had no control over it or, indeed, anything else.”
Jeffrey Eugenides

“The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“The mind self-edits. The mind airbrushes. It’s a different thing to be inside a body than outside. From outside, you can look, inspect, compare. From inside there is no comparison.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“She wanted a book to take her places she couldn’t get to herself.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“I don’t know what you’re feeling. I won’t even pretend.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“He remained heartbroken, which meant one of two things: either his love was pure and true and earthshakingly significant; or he was addicted to feeling forlorn, he liked being heartbroken.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides quotes

“In the end we had the pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained, oddly shaped emptinesses mapped by what surrounded them, like countries we couldn’t name.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

“In the end, the tortures tearing the Lisbon girls pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was handed down to them, so full of flaws.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides

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