Quotes from A Great Deliverance

Elizabeth George ·  413 pages

Rating: (32.1K votes)

“He had never thought of himself as much of a praying man, but as he sat in the car in the growing darkness and the minutes passed, he knew what it was to pray. It was to will goodness out of evil, hope out of despair, life out of death. It was to will dreams into existence and spectres into reality. It was to will an end to anguish and a beginning to joy.”
― Elizabeth George, quote from A Great Deliverance

“Il ne s'était jamais considéré comme un homme de prière, mais, assis dans la voiture au milieu de l'obscurité qui tombait et des minutes qui s'égrenaient, il comprit ce que le mot « prier » voulait dire. C'était vouloir que le mal se transforme en bien, le désespoir en espérance, que la mort devienne vie. C'était vouloir que les rêves existent et que les spectres deviennent réalité. C'était vouloir que finisse l'angoisse, vouloir que commence la joie.”
― Elizabeth George, quote from A Great Deliverance

“exophthalmic, with a little upturned nose that continually”
― Elizabeth George, quote from A Great Deliverance

“Nigel Parrish waited until they returned from the”
― Elizabeth George, quote from A Great Deliverance

About the author

Elizabeth George
Born place: in Warren, Ohio, The United States
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“That's the beauty of the summer holidays. It's as if life is just a big Etch-a-Sketch, and once a year you get to shake it vigorously up and down and start again.”
― Holly Smale, quote from Model Misfit

“Pity the child for his loss. He truly wanted his laser gun to kill the Minotaur, believed that it would, even. Each time an act of hope fails, the capacity for experiencing hope itself diminishes. The child will be lucky if he reaches adulthood with even a shred of faith intact.”
― Steven Sherrill, quote from The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break

“Vader approached, drawing and igniting his Sith blade. Shryne blinked blood from his eyes; lifted his lightsaber hand only to realize that he had lost the sword during his fall. Slumping back, he loosed a ragged, resigned exhalation.”
― James Luceno, quote from The Rise of Darth Vader

“When you're with the right person, it's impossible to do anything wrong, and if you're with the wrong person, no matter what you do, it won't be right. —Unknown”
― Heather C. Leigh, quote from Absolutely Famous

“A squirrel flies in," said Dr. Meescham. "This I did not expect at all. It is what I love about life, that things happen which I do not expect. When I was a girl in Blundermeecen, we left the window open for this very reason, even in the winter. We did it because we believed something wonderful might make its way to us through the open window. Did wonderful things find us? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But tonight it has happened! Something wonderful!" Dr. Meescham clapped her hands. "A window has been left open. A squirrel flies in the window. The heart of an old woman rejoices!”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Interesting books

Desert Flower
Desert Flower
by Waris Dirie
The Butcher Boy
The Butcher Boy
by Patrick McCabe
The Brief History of the Dead
The Brief History of...
by Kevin Brockmeier
Armed & Dangerous
Armed & Dangerous
by Abigail Roux
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
The Hero's Guide to...
by Christopher Healy

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2023, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.