GOLDFINCH QUOTES

“It seemed to me that the enduring allure of the goldfinch, against all odds, was emblematic of the persistence and resilience of the human spirit.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Pity the beautiful, the dolls, the slaves, and the gorgeous dead. Much of what he had loved he knew now as shabby pleasure.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“The world unraveled in front of our young, innocent eyes, revealing its true nature, both beautiful and brutal.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“It’s a beautiful thing to have lungs that allow you to breathe air and legs that allow you to climb mountains, and it’s a shame that sometimes we don’t realize that that’s enough.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“If you don’t have a reason to live, what’s the point of dying?” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“The little ones are the ones we’re most capable of saving.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“I hate myself, and I love myself. Such a feeling of wholeness is unbearable!” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“We don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“When you feel homesick,” he said, “just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Art is the opposite of chaos. It’s ordered and perfected, even if it’s only a passing glimpse of beauty.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“The problem with a secret life is that it’s very easy to get lost in it.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Maybe sometimes we just have to let go of what we want, in order to find what we need.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“The Goldfinch, always just out of reach, but always worth chasing.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“It was the dream of happiness that helped me survive in the darkest of times.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Beauty alters the grain of reality.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Sometimes the things that matter the most are right in front of us, but we’re too busy looking elsewhere to notice.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Incredible things can happen in ordinary lives.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“We can’t help being who we are, even if it means living with our darkest secrets.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Art is the only way to escape the chaos of life and find true beauty.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“We’re all just trying to make sense of our lives, finding solace in the things that bring us joy.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“The past is always with us, shaping our present and future, no matter how much we try to escape it.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“The world is a fragile place, and we must hold on to the things that bring us joy and keep us grounded.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“We don’t choose the fate that befalls us, but we can choose how we respond to it.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Sometimes the things we cannot have are the things that haunt us the most.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Life is full of unexpected turns, but we must learn to adapt and find beauty in the chaos.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Forgiveness is a powerful tool that can heal even the deepest wounds.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“True love is worth fighting for, no matter the obstacles we face.” – Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch