If Beale Street Could Talk Quotes

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... I’m beginning to think that maybe everything that happens makes sense. Like, if it didn’t make sense, how could it happen?”
-- Tish (Narration) (Part One, Section 1)

Importance: This quote from early in the narrative is an expression of hope and faith - specifically, that no matter what happens, whether it is trouble or something that does not seem to make sense, that ultimately it WILL make sense. This sensibility, or belief that everything ultimately will make sense, seems to be a perspective that Tish continually reaches for, and acts upon, throughout the narrative. There is also a sense, however, as the novel reaches its conclusion (with the death of her baby's grandfather at almost the exact moment that the baby is born) that as a result of everything that has happened to Tish, Fonny, and their families, the belief that everything at least has the potential to make sense is being called into serious...

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