Audrey Niffenegger Quotes

Audrey Niffenegger Quotes: When the woman you live with is an artist, every day is a surprise.
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Audrey Niffenegger Quote: My reflection in the mirror shows me pink and puffy. I thought pregnant women were to supposed to glow. I am not glowing.
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Quotes about Audrey Niffenegger: Have you ever found your heart's desire and then lost it? I had seen myself, a portrait of myself as a reader. My childhood: days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew, forbidden books read secretively late at night. Teenage years reading -trying to read- books I'd heard were important, Naked Lunch, and The Fountainhead, Ulysses and Women in Love... It was as though I had dreamt the perfect lover, who vanished as I woke, leaving me pining and surly.
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Quote about Audrey Niffenegger: He thanked her and left the house in the mood of a shipwrecked man who has allowed the rescue ship to pass him by.
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Audrey Niffenegger Sayings: In the dim light of the computer screen he seemed otherworldly; Julia thought him beautiful, though she knew it was the beauty of damage.
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Audrey Niffenegger Saying: Chaos is more freedom; in fact, total freedom. But no meaning. I want to be free to act, and I also want my actions to mean something.
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Sayings about Audrey Niffenegger: He was not in the house. He did not come back that night. Days went by, and at last she understood that he would not return at all.
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Saying about Audrey Niffenegger: We are walking down the street holding hands. There is a playground at the end of the block, and I run to the swings and I climb on and Henry takes the one next to me facing the opposite direction. And we swing higher and higher passing each other, sometimes in synch and sometimes streaming past each other so fast that it seems we are going to collide. And we laugh and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost or dead or far away. Right now we are here and nothing can mar our perfection or steal the joy of this perfect moment.
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Audrey Niffenegger Quotes: I have a sort of Christmas-morning sense of the library as a big box full of beautiful books.
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Audrey Niffenegger Quote: I wish for a moment that time would lift me out of this day, and into some more benign one. But then I feel guilty for wanting to avoid the sadness; dead people need us to remember them, even if it eats us, even if all we can do is say
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Quotes about Audrey Niffenegger: The compelling thing about making art - or making anything, I suppose - is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a world of substances.
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Quote about Audrey Niffenegger: Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?
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Audrey Niffenegger Sayings: Each spine was an encapsulated memory, each book represented hours, days of pleasure, of immersion into words.
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Audrey Niffenegger Saying: I sleep all day. Noises flit around the house- garbage truck in the alley, rain, tree rapping against the bedroom window. I sleep. I inhabit sleep firmly, willing it, wielding it, pushing away dreams, refusing, refusing. Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion. [...] It is afternoon, it is night, it is morning. Everything is reduced to this bed, this endless slumber that makes the days into one day, makes time stop, stretches and compacts time until it is meaningless.
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Sayings about Audrey Niffenegger: Every minute of his life since then has been marked by her absence, every action has lacked dimension because she is not there to measure against. And when I was young I didn't understand, but now, I know, how absence can be present, like a damaged nerve, like a dark bird.
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Saying about Audrey Niffenegger: I look at him, look at the book, remember, this book, this moment, the first book I ever loved
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Audrey Niffenegger Quotes: We laugh and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost, or dead, or far away: right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment.
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Audrey Niffenegger Quote: The compelling thing about making art
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