Quotes from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert

Joël Dicker ·  672 pages

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“Un bon livre, Marcus, est un livre que l’on regrette d’avoir terminé.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Marcus, ¿sabe cuál es el único modo de medir cuánto se ama a alguien?
-No.
-Perdiendo a esa persona”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“El arrepentimiento es un concepto que no me gusta: significa que no asumimos lo que hemos sido”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“«Un buen libro, Marcus, no se mide sólo por sus últimas palabras, sino por el efecto colectivo de todas las palabras precedentes. Apenas medio segundo después de haber terminado el libro, tras haber leído la última palabra, el lector debe sentirse invadido por un fuerte sentimiento; durante un instante, sólo debe pensar en todo lo que acaba de leer, mirar la portada y sonreír con un gramo de tristeza porque va a echar de menos a todos los personajes. Un buen libro, Marcus, es un libro que uno se arrepiente de terminar.»”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“LEARN TO LOVE YOUR failures, Marcus, because it is your failures that will make you who you are. It is your failures that will give meaning to your victories.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert



“La vie est une longue chute, Marcus. Le plus important est de savoir tomber.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Les livres sont comme la vie, Marcus. Ils ne se terminent jamais vraiment.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“The reason writers are such fragile beings, Marcus, is that they suffer from two sorts of emotional pain, which is twice as much as a normal human being: the heartache of love and the heartache of books. Writing a book is like loving someone. It can be very painful.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Marcus, do you know what is the only way to know how much you love someone?
No.
By losing them.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Life is a long drop down, Marcus. The most important thing is knowing how to fall.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert



“Two things can make life meaningful: books and love. ...I already have books. Now I am setting off in search of love.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“La vida es una sucesión de elecciones que después hay que asumir”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Anhele el amor, Marcus. Haga de él su más hermosa conquista, su única ambición. Después de los hombres, habrá otros hombres. Después de los libros, hay otros libros. Después de la gloria, hay otras glorias. Después del dinero, hay más dinero. Pero después del amor, Marcus, después del amor, no queda más que la sal de las lágrimas.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Y yo pensé que una estrella fugaz era una estrella muy bonita que tenía miedo de brillar, y huía lo más lejos posible. Un poco como yo.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Un buen libro, Marcus, es un libro que uno se arrepiente de terminar.»”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert



“IN OUR SOCIETY, MARCUS, the most admired men are those who build bridges, skyscrapers, and empires. But in reality, the proudest and most admirable are those who manage to build love. Because there is no greater or more difficult undertaking.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Harry, si tuviera que quedarme con una sola de todas sus lecciones, ¿cuál sería?
-Le devuelvo la pregunta.
-Para mi sería la importancia de saber caer.
-Estoy completamente de acuerdo con usted. La vida es una larga caida, Marcus. Lo más importante es saber caer.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Find love, Marcus. Love gives life its meaning. You’re stronger when you love. You’re bigger. You go further.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Après l'amour, il n'y a plus que le sel des larmes.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“A piece of writing is never good,” he told me. “There is simply a moment when it is less bad than before.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert



“Todo el mundo tiene demonios. La cuestión es simplemente saber hasta qué punto esos demonios son tolerables.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Life is like a foot race, Marcus: There will always be people who are faster than you, and there will always be those who are slower than you. What matters, in the end, is how you ran your race.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Nobody knows he's a writer. It's other people who tell you.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Apprenez à aimer vos échecs, Marcus, car ce sont eux qui vous bâtiront. Ce sont vos échecs qui donneront toute leur saveur à vos victoires.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Huyas donde huyas, tus problemas se meten en tu maleta y te siguen a cualquier parte.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert



“L’amour, c’est très compliqué. C’est à la fois la plus extraordinaire et la pire chose qui puisse arriver. Vous le découvrirez un jour. L’amour, ça peut faire très mal. Vous ne devez pas pour autant avoir peur de tomber, et surtout pas de tomber amoureux, car l’amour, c’est aussi très beau, mais comme tout ce qui est beau, ça vous éblouit et ça vous fait mal aux yeux. C’est pour ça que souvent, on pleure après.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Marcus, savez-vous quel est le seul moyen de mesurer combien vous aimez quelqu’un ? — Non. — C’est de le perdre.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“How does one become a writer, Harry?
By never giving up. You know, Marcus, that freedom-the desire for freedom-is a war in itself. We live in a society of defeated office workers, and to get ourselves out of this fix, we must fight-against ourselves and against the whole world. Freedom is a constant battle of which we are barely even aware. I will never give up.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Escribir dio un sentido a mi vida. Por si no se ha dado cuenta todavía, la vida, en términos generales, no tiene sentido. Salvo si se esfuerza usted en dárselo y lucha cada día que Dios nos da para llegar a ese fin. Tiene usted talento, Marcus: dele sentido a su vida, que el viento de la victoria haga ondear su nombre. Ser escritor es estar vivo. —¿Y si no lo consigo? —Lo conseguirá. Será difícil, pero lo conseguirá. El día en el que escribir dé un sentido a su vida, será un verdadero escritor. Hasta entonces, sobre todo, no tenga miedo de caer.”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert


“Nunca se está seguro de nada, señor Kellergan. Por eso la existencia se vuelve muy complicada a veces”
― Joël Dicker, quote from La verdad sobre el caso Harry Quebert



About the author

Joël Dicker
Born place: in Geneva, Switzerland
Born date June 16, 1985
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