12+ quotes from Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin

Quotes from Push Not the River

James Conroyd Martin ·  496 pages

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“What is past, one cannot change,
so each backward glance is a bit of the present slipping away.”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“If there is no wind, you must learn to row.   —Polish Proverb”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“Push not the river; it will flow on its own accord.   —Polish Proverb”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“Life is like the moon— now dark, now full.   —Polish Proverb”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“No man knows courage,” his father had told him, “who has not known fear.”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“Few Polish citizens left on the Praga side of the River Vistula were allowed to live. The burning of the bridge was fortuitous, however, for the Russians were held at bay, allowing the night to cool their red rage. In the morning, the English ambassador to Poland and the Papal Nuncio crossed the river and secured from Suvorov assurance that the capital would be taken peacefully.”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“There are three things that are difficult to keep hidden: a fire, a cold, and love.   —Polish Proverb”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“There's no key to the woods and fields.”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“Wherever you go, you can never leave yourself behind.   —Polish Proverb”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“Follow your heart. Indulge your whims. They are usually correct. And when they are not, do not allow the world to judge you overly much.”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“A child, she reasoned, does not pick its parents nor the circumstances of its birth. A”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


“The roots of learning are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.   —Polish Proverb”
― James Conroyd Martin, quote from Push Not the River


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James Conroyd Martin
Born place: in Philadelphia, The United States
Born date June 10, 2018
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