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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel Quotes

David Mitchell (author)
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A madman, Jacob supposes, might imagine himself in a half-cracked jade bowl.
-Part 1, Chapter 3, p. 16

A moth careers into a candle flame; it drops to the table, flapping. "Poor Icarus." Ouwehand crushes it with his tankard. "Won't you ever learn?"
-Part 1, Chapter 5, p. 56

"This is the longest bridge you ever cross, because this bridge go between two worlds."
-Part 1, Chapter 7, p. 87

"A tidy metaphor does not make a wrong thing right."
-Part 1, Chapter 8, p. 107

"So you are an indigo river. You sound like a poem."
-Part 1, Chapter 10, p. 128

"Are we no more than the totality of our acts?"
-Part 2, Chapter 14, p. 185

"The one dog who barks at nothing answered by a thousand dogs barking at something."
-Part 2, Chapter 16, p. 208

Once I believe this lunacy, Orito thinks, I am truly Shiranui's prisoner.
-Part 2, Chapter 25, p. 299

"You'd think these coincidences'd not happen, not off the stage, not in life..."
-Part 3, Chapter...

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