Quotes from Toby Alone

Timothée de Fombelle ·  392 pages

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“[Toby] reflected that being cruel sometimes makes you rich and powerful, but it always makes you ugly.”
― Timothée de Fombelle, quote from Toby Alone


“Little tree filled his lungs with the white airness of the night, as if he were going to fly.
The living voice of his parents. Elisha's eyes. These were reasons enough to set off on another adventure.
Reasons to be Toby Lolness again.”
― Timothée de Fombelle, quote from Toby Alone


“Quando un bambino di sette anni, isolato e sempre solo, scopre che a meno di una giornata di cammino c’è un altro bambino della sua età, è capace di tutto per trovarlo. È la magia della calamita, che i bambini conoscono bene.
E anche gli innamorati.”
― Timothée de Fombelle, quote from Toby Alone


“Ma quando si trovò a festeggiare il compimento del terzo giorno con un panino duro accompagnato da un piatto di muffa, e si rese conto che gli mancavano centodiciassette giorni da passare a quel modo, capì che non si vive soltanto di aria, acqua, calore, luce, cibo e consapevolezza del tempo.

Ma insomma, cos’aveva da lamentarsi? Cosa voleva ancora? Di cosa si vive, oltre che di tutte queste cose?

Si vive degli altri.

Questa fu la sua conclusione.”
― Timothée de Fombelle, quote from Toby Alone


“Cậu để lại trên mặt nước một cái vỏ sò nhỏ màu đỏ rực mà cậu nhặt được, rồi ra về. Mảnh sò trôi dần về phía Elisa. Cô bé cầm lên khi nó giạt vào những nếp gấp của chiếc váy bập bềnh trên mặt nước, tạo nên những mảnh lụa xanh trải rộng.”
― Timothée de Fombelle, quote from Toby Alone



About the author

Timothée de Fombelle
Born place: in Paris, France
Born date January 1, 1973
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