Her Body and Other Parties Quotes

Machado, Carmen Maria
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As a grown woman, I would have said to my father that there are true things in this world observed only by a single set of eyes.
-- Narrator (The Husband Stitch paragraph Location 154)

Importance: In this quote, the narrator is establishing that there are different forms of truth and honesty in the world and that oftentimes one can choose who to believe regardless of the truth. Beyond that, the narrator is developing the idea that the number of times witnessing an occurrence does not determine its realness.

Brides never fare well in stories. Stories can sense happiness and snuff it out like a candle.
-- Narrator (The Husband Stitch paragraph Location 196)

Importance: In this quote the narrator is offering a meta-commentary: she is telling a story about a bride who loses her strength and life as a character who gets married and faces a husband who desires more than anything to remove a ribbon which will decapitate her.

The group stayed for four days, until...
-- Narrator (Inventory paragraph Location 587)

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