Christina Baker Kline

  • When something terrible happens, a lifetime of small events and unremarkable decisions, of unresolved anger, and unexplored fears begins to play itself out in ways you least expect. You've been going along from one day to the next, not realizing that all those disparate words and gestures were adding up to something, a conclusion, you didn't anticipate. And later, when you begin to retrace your steps you see that you will need to reach back further than you could have imagined, beyond words and thoughts and even dreams, perhaps to make sense of what happened

    Christina Baker Kline
  • This life of ours can feel an awful lot like waiting

    Christina Baker Kline
  • People have to snatch at happiness when they can, in this world. It is always easier to lose than to find

    Christina Baker Kline
  • It's as if she assumes everything will go right, and when it doesn't - which, of course, is pretty often - she is surprised and affronted

    Christina Baker Kline
  • She is so white-hot furious she can barely see. She stokes the fire of her hatred, feeding it tidbits about bigoted Dina and spineless mushmouth Ralph, because she knows that just beyond the rage is a sorrow so enervating it could render her immobile. She needs to keep moving, flickering around the room. She needs o fill her bags and get the hell out of here

    Christina Baker Kline
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