George and Lizzie Quotes

Pearl, Nancy
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We’re always writing the narrative of our lives, and when you respond badly you turn the event into a burden, something that you carry forward into the next moment, the next hour, the next day, and the rest of your life. It fills up your narrative.”
-- George (George's Road)

Importance: Even though George is saying this to his patient Cynthia, it is relevant because it also describes how he views what is happening with Lizzie. The reader recognizes the significance of this statement because it applies to Lizzie's tendency to hold onto her burdens.

There they both were, Lizzie and George, in their Separate worlds, surely a clue to what their future relationship would be.
-- Omniscient Narrator (How They Met)

Importance: The author first introduces her readers to George and Lizzie by presenting them playing bowling in the same alley, side by side, before they meet. This quote alludes to the nature of what their future relationship and marriage...

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