The Diviners Favourite Quotes

“How do you invent a religion?” Evie asked.                                                                            Will looked over the top of his spectacles. “You say, ‘God told me the following,’ and then wait for people to sign up.”

“Some mornings, she’d wake and vow, Today, I will get it right. I won’t be such an awful mess of a girl. I won’t lose my temper or make unkind remarks. I won’t go too far with a joke and feel the room go quiet with disapproval. I’ll be good and kind and sensible and patient. The sort everyone loves. But by evening, her good intentions would have unraveled. She’d say the wrong thing or talk a little too loudly. She’d take a dare she shouldn’t, just to be noticed. Perhaps Mabel was right, and she was selfish. But what was the point of living so quietly you made no noise at all? “Oh, Evie, you’re too much,” people said, and it wasn’t complimentary. Yes, she was too much. She felt like too much inside all the time. So why wasn’t she ever enough?”

“There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he’s right.”

“There is a hideous invention called the Dewey Decimal System. And you have to look up your topic in books and newspapers. Pages upon pages upon pages…”                           Uncle Will frowned. “Didn’t they teach you how to go about research in that school of yours?”                                                                                                                                                “No. But I can recite ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ while making martinis.”                 “I weep for the future.”                                                                                                          “There’s where the martinis come in.”

“She was tired of being told how it was by this generation, who’d botched things so badly. They’d sold their children a pack of lies: God and country. Love your parents. All is fair. And then they’d sent those boys, her brother, off to fight a great monster of a war that maimed and killed and destroyed whatever was inside them. Still they lied, expecting her to mouth the words and play along. Well, she wouldn’t. She knew now that the world was a long way from fair. She knew the monsters were real.”

“She knew what it was to wait for someone who would never come home. She knew that grief, like a scar, faded but never really went away.”

“He wanted to hit something or someone. He wanted to burn up the whole world, heal it, and burn it down again.”

“When the world moves forward too fast for some people, they try to pull us all back with their fear,”

“People will believe anything it it means they can go on with their lives and not have to think too hard about it.”

“But what was the point of living so quietly… you made no noise at all”

On another note did anyone watch The Bi Life on Thursday? I don’t usually watch dating shows but I loved this.

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