All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
I was deeply moved by this book. Loved how the author inter-weaved the events and how the story climaxed. Great style… elegance. Following are some quotations from this book that captured my full senses and enlightened me. Great reading start for this year. My rating: 5/5. Highly recommended.
– The Goddess of History looked down to earth. Only through the hottest fires can purification be achieved.
– You know the greatest lesson of history? It’s that history is whatever the victors say it is. That’s the lesson. Whoever wins, that’s who decides the history.
– Open your eyes, the Frenchman on the radio used to say, and see what you can with them before they close forever.
– A scientist’s work, cadet, is determined by two things. His interests and the interests of his time.
– No one stops him. No shells come whistling in. Sometimes the eye of a hurricane is the safest place to be.
– Your problem Werner, said Frederick, is that you still believe you own your life.
– A real diamond, his father used to say, is never entirely free of inclusions. A real diamond is never perfect.
– She thinks: They just say words, and what are words but sounds these men shape out of breath, weightless vapors they send into the air of the kitchen to dissipate and die.
– Their French is good, very Parisian, but who knows where their loyalties lie? If your same blood doesn’t run in the arms and legs of the person you’re next to, you can’t trust anything.
– Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
– Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.
– That something so small could be so beautiful. Worth so much.
– The brain is locked in total darkness, of course children… And yet the world it constructs.
– Some griefs can never be put right.