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6+ quotes from The Queen of Bedlam by Robert R. McCammon

Quotes from The Queen of Bedlam

Robert R. McCammon ·  645 pages

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“Twas said better to light a candle than curse the dark...”
― Robert R. McCammon, quote from The Queen of Bedlam


“...that in this town prostitutes may give sewing lessons to ladies of the church, pirates my be consulted for their opinions on seaworth by shipbuilders, Christians and Jews may stroll together on a Sunday, and Indians my play dice games with leatherstockings, but let one silver piece fall in a crack between two members of the same profession and it's bloody war.”
― Robert R. McCammon, quote from The Queen of Bedlam


“Grigsby had looked at him askance. “Why is it,” he said, “that I have the distinct impression you’re not surprised by this news?”
‘Surprised by the fact that the reverend is first and foremost a human being? Surprised by the fact that every human being, reverend or ribald, can be undone by capricious circumstances? Or should
I be surprised by the fact that a man who teaches love and forgiveness can love and forgive? Tell me, Marmy, exactly what it is I should be surprised at?”
― Robert R. McCammon, quote from The Queen of Bedlam


“New York is not a town constrained by a bedtime, sir.”
― Robert R. McCammon, quote from The Queen of Bedlam


“The two from Bristol hung in my father’s office. He was a coroner, too, as was my grandfather. I remember my father showing them to me in an afternoon’s twilight, and saying, ‘Ashton, look here and look deep, for all of life’s joy, tragedy, and mystery are here on display.’ Joy, he said, because they were children of purpose, as are we all. Tragedy, he said, because we all must come to this. And mystery…because where does the light go, from those houses, to leave only the foundations behind?”
― Robert R. McCammon, quote from The Queen of Bedlam


“TWAS SAID better to light a candle than to curse the dark, but in the town of New York in the summer of 1702 one might do both, for the candles were small and the dark was large. True, there were the town-appointed constables and watchmen.”
― Robert R. McCammon, quote from The Queen of Bedlam


About the author

Robert R. McCammon
Born place: in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
Born date July 17, 1952
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