Quotes from Song of the Sparrow

Lisa Ann Sandell ·  394 pages

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“It should begin with friendship, I think. Suddenly I cannot look at him.
It should begin with friendship and truly knowing who a person is, knowing his flaws and hopes and strengths and fears, knowing all of it. And admiring and caring for- loving the person because of all of those things...
I know that now.”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“But, I believe," I continue, "I know what true love is - or what it should be."

"What should it be?" Tristan asks, his voice soft now.

"It should be a friendship and truly knowing who a person is, knowing his flaws and hopes and strengths and fears, knowing all of it. And admiring and caring for - loving the person because of those things.”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“Love is a tempestuous mistress.
And none of us shall ever master her.”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“Still, I look down, and the grass is so green, I cannot understand how it does not wither and die with sorrow.

~Song of the Sparrow”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“My sparrow, she flickers and wakes and sings and sings. ”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow



“And at that moment, a lilting melody lifts to the moon as a single sparrow sings.”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“Still, I look down, and the grass is so green, I cannot understand how it does not wither and die with sorrow. But against the emerald carpet, the warriors make war, and it is like a dance, almost beautiful, always macabre. The noise brings me back, the fearsome noise of swords striking swords, a metallic clanging that rings in my ears, echoing and echoing the fearsome din of men screaming and crying as they meet the sharp ends of blades. ”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“Child, think not of those things, those dark possibilities. Your father and brothers are here with you today. Lavain will tug at your braids, Tirry will sing you songs, and your father will see his wife's beauty in you. Savor their love today. And it will never leave you.”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“What place does a woman have here, in the realm of men?”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


“The birch trees loom ahead like a brotherhood of ghosts. ”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow



“There is a look in his eye,
a heavy look that
makes him seem older,
as though in one night
he has lived one hundred lifetimes.
And it makes him appear
even more handsome.”
― Lisa Ann Sandell, quote from Song of the Sparrow


About the author

Lisa Ann Sandell
Born place: in Wilmington, Delaware, The United States
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