The Dinner Quotes

Herman Koch
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Personally, I'd never want to know three months in advance where I'm going to eat on any given evening, but apparently some people don't mind.
-- Paul (Chapter 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: This shows Paul's opinion of the long waiting list to get into the restaurant Serge gets them reservations for with only twenty-four hour notice.

I'm his brother,' I said.
-- Paul (Chapter 4 paragraph 20)

Importance: This is Paul's humiliated admission that allowed the reservation girl to finally believe that he was Mr. Lohmann and he belonged in the restaurant. this shows the level of fame Serge enjoys and the level of obscurity Paul suffers.

It's just something she has inside her, a sort of inner calm or depth that makes her content with blank walls and open kitchens.
-- Paul (Chapter 7 paragraph 3)

Importance: This quote shows not only a snippet of Claire's personality, but something Paul admires about her.

It was as though the empty plate was challenging you to say something about it, to...
-- Paul (Chapter 9 paragraph 3)

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