Sarah Canary Quotes

Karen Joy Fowler
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People speaking a foreign tongue often appear more logical and intelligent than those who can be actually understood.”
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 2)

Importance: This quote appears early in the novel and prepares the reader for the breakdowns in communication throughout, particularly between genders and races. It invites the reader to step back and trust in what might not make sense at first.

I will look at the moon for you. Every night I will do that.”
-- Chin (chapter 2 paragraph 82)

Importance: Chin tells Tom that he will look to the moon for him the night before Tom’s death. It demonstrates the weight of what Chin is being forced to do by killing Tom and allows Tom to know that both the man and the deed will not be forgotten.

Sanity is a delicate concept, lunacy only slight less so.”
-- Narrator (ii paragraph 1)

Importance: This quote shows the fine line between what is considered sane or insane. It can be subjective and change over...

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