12+ quotes from Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

Quotes from Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld ·  400 pages

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“We all make mistakes, don't we? But if you can't forgive yourself, you'll always be an exile in your own life.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“Children are nothing but a problem people create and then congratulate themselves on solving.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“you know what her punishment is for tormenting you way back when?" he said.
I looked at him.
He said, "her punishment is being her,”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“Maybe my homesickness was a form of prescience because when I look back, it's the circumstances of this very car ride that I recognize as irretrievable: the experience of driving nowhere in particular with my sister, both of us seventeen years old, the open windows causing our hair to blow wildly; that feeling of being unencumbered; that confidence that our futures would inform the way we wanted them to and our real lives were just beginning.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“My own preferences had little bearing on the outcome of events.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“She would say that we create our own reality-that the truth, ultimately, is what we choose to believe.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“Our windows were open, and the radio had been playing continuously--not one but two Billy Joel songs had come on during our drive--and the air was dense with the humidity of a midwestern summer, weather that even then made me homesick, though it was hard to say for what. Maybe my homesickness was a form of prescience because when I look back, it's the circumstances of this very car ride that I recognize as irretrievable: the experience of driving nowhere in particular with my sister, both of us seventeen years old, the open windows causing our hair to blow wildly; that feeling of being unencumbered; that confidence that our futures would unfold the way we wanted them to and our real lives were just beginning.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“I want to open myself up, I want to experience other dimensions, I don’t want to be bound by the rules of this world. Does that make me a freak?”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“Maybe I have always been, as Vi would subsequently accuse me, someone who creates obstacles for myself than looks around in surprise, wondering where they came from.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“Rudolph Walsh, you are my fierce advocate, and your wit and wisdom”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


“we create our own reality—that the truth, ultimately, is what we choose to believe.”
― Curtis Sittenfeld, quote from Sisterland


About the author

Curtis Sittenfeld
Born place: in Cincinnati, The United States
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