The Keeper of Lost Things Quotes

Ruth Hogan
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The little blue enameled clock had stopped again; 11:55 and no ticking. Every day it stopped at the same time.
-- Narrator (chapter 2)

Importance: The quote introduces the clock that stops every day at the same time, indicating that there is magic in the household and foreshadowing Therese’s ghost.

When he had started gathering lost things all those years ago, he hadn’t really had a plan.
-- Narrator (chapter 5)

Importance: The quote indicates that Anthony’s obsession with lost items developed over time; collecting things was not something he set out to do.

The dull ache of dreadful loss had never left him, but at least his like had a purpose which gave him a precious, if precarious, hope for what might follow it. Death was certain. Reunion with Therese was not.
-- Narrator (chapter 7)

Importance: The quote demonstrates that Therese is both a great love and great loss to Anthony, highlighting Therese as someone that he lost, but whom can...

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