Michel Faber Quotes

Michel Faber Quotes

What do you expect? This place is one big anti-climax.

Proof, once again, that reality was not objective, but always waiting to be reshaped and redefined by one's attitude.

You want Paradise, you gotta build it on war, on blood, on envy and naked greed.

Peter was struck by the scar’s essential nature: it was not a disfigurement, it was a miracle. All the scars ever suffered by anyone in the whole of human history were not suffering but triumph: triumph against decay, triumph against death.

The world changes too fast. You take your eyes off something that's always been there, and the next minute it's just a memory.

Participating in Society in not a thing one can do naturally; one has to rehearse for it.

And you know what people immediately start looking for, five minutes after they arrive someplace new? You know what’s on their minds? I’ll tell you: How are they gonna get laid, and where are they gonna find some mind-altering substances.

People and their dwellings were such a thin dust on the surface of the globe, like invisible specks of bacteria on an orange, and the feeble lights of kebab shops and supermarkets failed utterly to register on the infinities of space above.

A single day spent doing things which fail to nourish the soul is a day stolen, mutilated, and discarded in the gutter of destiny.

The past was dwindling, like something shrinking to a speck in the rear-view mirror, and the future was shining through the windscreen, demanding her full attention.

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