12+ quotes from Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Quotes from Green Angel

Alice Hoffman ·  128 pages

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“My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I didn’t want to be prideful anymore. I wanted to be as hard as and brittle as the stones I carted into the woods. Stones that could not feel or cry or see. I wished not to feel anything at all.

In no time, what I wished for, I became.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“She was so busy forgetting, she couldn't take a single step into the future.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I wasn't good company, that was true, and people avoided me, but that was all right. I was too busy dreaming.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I understood wanting to forget. Things that made you remember cut like pieces of glass.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“No one called out my name. Finally, I went to open the door. I could smell burning metal.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“One day she would surely vanish altogether, and there was no way to stop her. She was so busy forgetting, she couldn't take a single step into the future”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I had lost my mother and my father and my sister, and sometimes when I caught a glimpse of myself in a shop window, I wondered if perhaps I hadn't lost myself as well”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I was making a different sort of heart, one that was black, one that was protected by thorns, by bats, by raven's wings, by sorrow, by my aloneness, my armour”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I thought about how it was impossible to forget, no matter how hard anyone might try.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“If sparrows were meant to fly, and hawks to hunt, and greyhounds to run, then a boy such as Diamond was meant to search for his mother. If he didn't go, if he forgot or thought of himself first, then he wouldn't be Diamond.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


“I started to feel as though I were disappearing. Perhaps I myself was figment of my own imagination, a storm cloud, a wisp of smoke, a burning ember.”
― Alice Hoffman, quote from Green Angel


About the author

Alice Hoffman
Born place: in New York, New York, The United States
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