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Quotes from A Murder in Time

Julie McElwain ·  498 pages

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“She shook off her sense of amazement, and tried to pretend she was watching a period play. There was a lot of flirting going on, plenty of fluttering of ivory fans and eyelashes. It was weird to think that in another two hundred years people would flirt by pole dancing, twerking, and sexting. The”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

“Whoever had said that appearances were deceiving was only partially right; they could also be deadly.”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

“The accouterments of humanity may change, but its heartbeat remained the same.”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

“That is utterly preposterous! Who are you? Really, sir.” He turned to the Duke. “You can’t expect us to swallow such a preposterous tale. And from a mere servant . . . from a . . . a woman!”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

“Kendra recognized the rising hysteria in the room. Really, it was no different than what she’d encountered in City Hall meetings, where citizens were quick to point the finger at a drifter or stranger in town. Better to think a murderer was a vagrant than a neighbor, someone they probably sat next to in church, or had coffee with at the local diner.”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

“To quote Voltaire, ‘Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

“Times have changed, Miss Donovan. Mankind has evolved. We are more enlightened thinkers than our ancestors.” “I’ve heard that before.” He raised his brows. “You don’t believe we are evolving as a species?” She thought of her earlier epiphany, that she wasn’t superior to her nineteenth-century compatriots. And she thought of the countless murder boards she’d stood before, centuries from now, detailing man’s depravity toward man, and shook her head. “We might be becoming more civilized as a whole—and I’m not even sure about that—but I don’t think mankind ever really changes. We’re not smarter, better, kinder people, Doctor.” She paused, grim. “We’re just inventing better technology.” Aldridge”
― Julie McElwain, quote from A Murder in Time

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Julie McElwain
Born place: The United States
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