After Dark Quotes

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Eyes mark the shape of the city. Through the eyes of a high-flying night bird, we take in the scene from midair. In our broad weep, the city looks like a single gigantic creature.
-- Narrator. (Chapter 1)

Importance: This quote is important because it is the opening line and it introduces the narrative style as well as one of the main themes: everyone is connected.

Our point of view, as an imaginary camera, picks up and lingers over things like this in the room. We are invisible, anonymous intruders. We look. We listen. We note odors. But we are not physically present in the place, and we leave behind no traces. We follow the same rules, so to speak, as orthodox time travelers. We observe but we do not intervene.
-- Narrator (Chapter 2)

Importance: This quote is important because it explains our point of view and our role in the story.

A beautiful girl sleeping on and on...
-- Narrator (Chapter 4)

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