Quotes from The Children of Freedom

Marc Levy ·  384 pages

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“Cela pose un problème que...?"
"Que tu ne sois pas juif? Pas le moins du tout, dit maman en riant. Ni mon mari ni moi n'accordons d'importance à la différence de l'autre. Bien au contraire, nous avons toujours pensé que'elle était passionnante et source de multiples bonheurs. Le plus important, quand on veut vivre à deux toute une vie, est d'etre sur que l'on ne s'ennuiera pas ensemble. L'ennui dans un couple, c'est lui qui tue l'amour. Tant que tu feras rire Alice, tant que tu lui donneras l'envie de te retrouver, alors que tu viens à peine de la quitter pour aller travailler, tant que tu seras celui dont elle partage les confidences et à qui elle aime aussi se confier, tant que tu vivras tes reves avec elle, meme ceux que tu ne pourras pas réaliser, alors je suis certaine que quelles que soient tes origines, la seule chose qui sera étrangère à votre couple sera le monde et ses jaloux.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“Ecco, amore mio. Quell’uomo elegante con i gomiti appoggiati al bancone del caff des Tourneurs, che ti sorride, è mio padre. Sotto la terra di Francia riposano i tuoi compagni. Ogni volta che sento qualcuno esprimere le proprie idee in un mondo libero, penso a loro. Allora mi ricordo che la parola «straniero» è una delle più belle promesse del mondo, una promessa a colori, bella come la Libertà”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“À minha frente, Marc parece muito triste; no entanto, ele é que tem sorte: Pensa em Damira, e tenho a certeza que também ela pensa nele se ainda estiver viva. Nenhum carcereiro, nenhum torcionário poderá manter prisioneiros esses pensamentos. Os sentimentos viajam através das grades mais estreitas, seguem sem medo da distância e não conhecem as fonteiras das línguas, nem das religiões, juntam-se para lá das prisões inventadas pelos homens.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“«Vedrai» continua Samuel in preda al delirio, « un giorno avrai uno,due figli, o anche di più, non ho tempo per contarli adesso. Ma dovrai chiedergli un favore da parte mia, dovrai dirgli che si tratta di una cosa molto importante. Una promessa che loro padre ha fatto tanto tempo fa, in un passato che non esiste più. Perché un giorno questo passato di guerra non esisterà più. vedrai Jeannot.
Dirai ai tuoi figli di raccontare la nostra storia, nel loro mondo libero. Gli parlerai della nostra lotta. Gli insegnerai che su questa terra niente conta più di quella puttana della libertà, sempre pronta a vendersi al miglior offerente. Perchè quella cagna ama l’amore degli uomini e fuggirà sempre da quelli che vogliono incatenarla, e regalerà la vittoria a chi la rispetta senza pretendere di farla sua.»”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“Tu leur apprendras que rien ne compte plus sur cette terre que cette putain de liberté capable de se soumettre au plus offrant. Tu leur diras aussi que cette grande salope aime l'amour des hommes, et que toujours elle échappera à ceux qui veulent l'emprisonner, qu'elle ira toujours donner la victoire à celui la respecte sans jamais espérer la garder dans son lit.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom



“Charles a raison, la plupart des hommes se contentent d'un boulot, d'un toit, de quelques heures de repos le dimanche et ils s'estiment heureux comme ça; heureux d'être tranquilles, pas d'être en vie ! Que leurs voisins souffrent, tant que la peine ne pénètre pas chez eux, ils préfèrent ne rien voir; faire comme si les mauvaises choses n'existaient pas. Ce n'est pas toujours de la lâcheté. Pour certains, vivre demande déjà beaucoup de courage.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“Nous ne nous battons pas pour mourrir, mais pour la vie.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“Auch, wenn ihre Nachbarn litten - solange das Leid nicht bei ihnen selbst Einkehr hielt, zogen sie es vor, wegzusehen und so zu tun, als würden die schlechten Dinge nicht existieren. Es war nicht immer Feigheit. Für manche erforderte das Leben an sich schon sehr viel Mut.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“Полторы минуты жизни для нас - и несколько месяцев для других людей, оно того стоит, разве не так?”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom


“C'es l'histoire d'un curé qui se prive de manger pour sauver un Arabe, d'un Arabe qui sauve un Juif en lui donnant encore de raison de croire, d'n Juif qui tient l'Arabe au creux de ses bras, tandis qu'il va mourir, en attendant son tour ; tu vois, c'est l'histoire du monde des hommes avec ses moments de merveilles insoupçonnées.”
― Marc Levy, quote from The Children of Freedom



About the author

Marc Levy
Born place: in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Born date October 16, 2018
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