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The Dive From Clausen's Pier Quotes

Ann Packer
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That was how I resurrected the past: people in their outfits, or who sat next to whom, and from there on to what we talked about, what we were like at a certain time.”
-- Carrie as Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: The quote addresses how Carrie uses clothing as a touchstone in her life.

When I made something I thought of longevity; how the hours I put into it would yield me an exponential number of wearing them.”
-- Carrie as Narrator (chapter 3 paragraph 29)

Importance: The quote demonstrates how Carrie values the history and quality of items that she creates. This foreshadows that she will return to Madison.

I’d want to die, too,’ Mike said, and I felt a narrow gap open up between us because I wouldn’t want to, couldn’t see thinking in those terms at all.”
-- Mike and Carrie as Narrator (chapter 12 paragraph 38)

Importance: The quote shows the depth of Mike's commitment to Carrie in contrast to the disconnect she feels.

I’d been gone two weeks...
-- Carrie as Narrator (chapter 17 paragraph 1)

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