Quotes from Ketchup Clouds

Annabel Pitcher ·  293 pages

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“Let's pretend for just one moment that could actually happen. You close your eyes and I'll close mine and let's dream the same dream across the Atlantic, lighting up the darkness between us. Can you see it, Stu? Can you see us up there, shining in all the black?”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“That's not how you're going to live, Bird Girl. Not on my account. Spread those strong wings of yours. Fly.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“We didn't speak, just drove out of the city into the countryside on our way to absolutely nowhere, and when we found that perfect spot among the trees, we stopped and looked at each other. Swallows swooped through the red sky, back from their adventure, and we held each other underneath the ketchup clouds, willing time to stop and the world to forget us for a while.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“I like winter and I like the dark and I like cats and I like the rain and I like walking up mountains and sitting at the top in the fog . That's all I need to know about my life right now. It's pretty simple”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“So long, Bird Girl,' he whispered, changing the emphasis to stress the first word. 'So long,' I agreed, because a life without him would be.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds



“Da lo mismo la lengua que hables o la ropa que lleves. Hay cosas que no cambian. Las familias. Los amigos. Los enamorados. Son iguales en todas las ciudades de todos los países de todos los continentes del mundo.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Algunas veces. Todo el mundo necesita que le escuchen”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“I never realised there was so much of it,' Sandra muttered. 'Hours. I feel every minute.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Los edificios y los adoquines y las escaleras y los callejones y las iglesias y los parques…, todo, la ciudad entera, nos perteneció por un precioso instante que era largo y ancho y, Stu, lo llenamos hasta el último resquicio.
Aquello era vivir.
Vivir de verdad”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Doesn’t matter what language you speak or what clothes you wear. Some things don’t change. Families. Friends. Lovers. They’re the same in every city in every country in every continent of the world.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds



“Y si lo tengo que escribir, prefiero hacerlo con lápiz para poder borrarlo todo inmediatamente, suprimiendo por completo esa parte de mi vida para que se disuelva en la nada y yo pueda empezar de nuevo, dibujándome como quiero ser, que es con una sonrisa de libertad y un corazón puro y un nombre que pueda escribir con mayúsculas porque no me dé miedo revelarlo en una carta garrapateada en un cobertizo.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Y sin pensármelo dos veces, sin preocuparme por las consecuencias, le agarré la cara y tiré de ella hacia la mía, y nuestras bocas se encontraron con tanto ímpetu que me dolió de la forma más dulce posible.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“good reasons to do bad things”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“My stomach fluttered and my adrenaline tingled and I felt young, Mr Harris, really young in this precious sort of way”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“—¡Deja de jugar con la comida! —le dijo por signos mi madre.
—Son nubes —respondió Dot.
—Las nubes no son rojas —dijo por signos Soph.
—Es el amanecer —replicó por signos Dot, desafiante—. Porque en mi plato está amaneciendo. Y a la salchicha le parece precioso. —Le esculpió una sonrisa a la salchicha con el cuchillo.
—Vaya desastre —le dijo por signos mi madre.
—Pero un desastre bonito —sonrió Dot. Le dio la vuelta a su plato para enseñárselo a nuestra madre. La salchicha estaba tumbada de espaldas, sonriéndoles a las nubes de kétchup.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds



“Ahora, señor Harris, estará usted probablemente esperando que le diga que le di patadas al arbusto o que me eché a llorar o que corrí al aparcamiento y monté una escena. Pues siento decepcionarle y todo eso, pero me quedé con la cara completamente tranquila y el cuerpo completamente inmóvil. Lo único que hice fue romper una telaraña, partiéndola en dos con el canto de la mano. Una mitad se quedó en el muro y la otra mitad balanceándose de una rama, y esa es la única prueba que hay en el mundo de que sentí que algo se me rompía por dentro.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Escribiendo no existe lo del nudo en la lengua, pero si existiera, si mi mano fuese como una lengua enorme, de verdad le digo que la tendría atada con uno de esos nudos complicados que solo los boy scouts saben deshacer.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“«Para siempre en mi pensamiento, para siempre en mi corazón».”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Tenía una de esas caras de pasa que todavía te las puedes imaginar cuando eran uva porque en algún lugar por debajo de las arrugas hubo una vez algo bonito.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“If I could feel it for you, I would,'he murmured and honest truth I would have given anything to push my pain right into his chest.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds



“Me dolía todo y en el mundo hacía frío y hasta las estrellas me parecían malvadas, agudos trozos de blanco que sobresalían de todo aquel negro.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Spread those strong wings of yours. Fly.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Cuando hay nubes es como si el mundo tuviera una capa de lana. Se está más calentito y eso.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“Buenos motivos para hacer cosas malas... Interesante.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


“I won't tell you how much I love you, or how scared I am of being without you, or how I need to hide away from everyone because no one will ever compare to you... I will simply let you go. True love is about sacrifice, after all, and if I want you to be free of the memory of Max then you need to be free of me.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds



“He was just standing on an ordinary pavement as cars roared behind him, and there was nothing special about it whatsoever except my heart didn't seem to realise. It soared out of my chest and into the sky, a flash of scarlet in all the blue.”
― Annabel Pitcher, quote from Ketchup Clouds


About the author

Annabel Pitcher
Born place: in The United Kingdom
Born date January 1, 1982
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