My favourite quotes are usually sarcastic witticisms or particular moments that made me laugh or cry. Most of the time they are stupid one-liners or puns or both. But some of my absolute favourite quotes are from a lovely, beautiful, fantastic book that is both funny and sweet, but also extremely intense and dark. It is the sardonic wit and poetic writing that carries the reader through the book, even through the traumas of Esther’s life.
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
“To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.”