The Blazing World Quotes

Siri Hustvedt
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Life is walking tiptoe over land mines. We never know what’s coming and, if you want my opinion, we don’t have a good grip on what’s behind us either.
-- Harriet (Notebook C paragraph Page 12-13)

Importance: Harriet says this quote shortly after Felix's death. She has realized at this point that her entire life from now on is in her own hands. She also realizes all of the time that she has wasted being someone she really wasn't. This quote shows that she is more than a little worried about how to proceed in this new life.

Color, she said, has corporeal meaning. Before we can name the color we’re seeing, it’s in us.
-- Harriet (Maisie Lord paragraph Page 24)

Importance: This quote by Harriet shows that she believes and feels that art is not just a visual response, but that before it can be experienced, the color is felt.

The wide-open future, the great yawn of absence, made...
-- Harriet (Maisie Lord paragraph Page 27)

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