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Piranesi Quotes

Hi everyone, I hope your are all having an amazing day and are staying safe. If you read my review of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke you will know that I loved it and so thought I should also showcase some of my favorite quotes.

“The world feels Complete and Whole, and I, it’s Child, fit into it seamlessly”

“I write down what I observe in my notebooks. I do this for two reasons. The first is the Writing inculcates habits of precision and carefulness. The second is to preserve whatever knowledge I possess for you, the Sixteenth person.”

One sentence puzzled me: The world was constantly speaking to Ancient Man. I do not understand why this sentence is in the past tense. The World still speaks to me every day.”

“‘Why a laburin the?’ ‘A vision of cosmic grandeur, I suppose. A symbol of the mingled glory and horror of existence. No one gets out alive.’”

“The way the Ancients perceived the world was the way the world truest was. This gave them extraordinary influence and power. Reality was not only capable of taking part in a dialogue – intelligent and articulate – it was also persuadable. Nature was willing to bend to men’s desire, to lend them its attributes. Seas could be parted, men could turn into birds and fly away, or into foxes and hide in the dark woods, castles could be made out of clouds.”

The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; it’s Kindness infinite”


Have you read this one?? If so, what did you thing of it?? Did you have any favorite quotes??

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