Favorite Phrases

The dawn came with rosy fingers” Homer

“You are the same as ever, constant in your instability.” Poetry Friday, Cybils blog

‘…these memories…That’s all we really are – memories. Or call them stories…But in the end, we’re simply stories. Long, long stories.” Kathryn Lasky in “Wolves of the Beyond: Spirit World”

“‘Is it a memory…or just a story?’ ‘Is there a difference?'” ibid

“A word was a word whether you spoke it or wrote it down”
“Even though they never spoke a word they seemed to be always deep in conversation.”
“Sleep was a country to which no visa could be obtained.”
“We can make the dead to be anything we want them to be.”
Ann Pratchett in “Bel Canto”

“Women are strong or else they could not be mothers and grandmothers.” Spoken to Cloud during his wife’s pregnancy. Joseph M. Marshall in “Hundred in the Hand”

“Time passed will never return. It’s impossible to step into the same river twice.” Heraclitus

“The war had bitten several years out of their young lives.” Military Channel (about WWI)

“All children mythologize their birth. You want to know someone? Heart, mind and soul? Ask him to tell you about when he was born. What you get won’t be the truth, it will be a story. And nothing is more telling than a story.” Vida Winter, in “The Thirteenth Tale”

“I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book.” Margaret in “The Thirteenth Tale”


“The life we’ve led is written all over us, for those who can read.”
“When your forest is dark, you don’t look there.” Andrew to Harry in “The Bat” by Jo Nesbo

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” Carlos Fuentes I like this, but have some arguments: such as, “What’s wrong with silence?”

“Humans waste words” spoken by Ivan in “The One and Only Ivan”

Just about every page in “The Book Thief” had something memorable…..too many to list…


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Damyanti Biswas is an author, blogger, animal-lover, spiritualist. Her work is represented by Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock agency. When not pottering about with her plants or her aquariums, you can find her nose deep in a book, or baking up a storm.


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