Tan Twan Eng quotes

  • For what is a person without memories? A ghost, trapped between worlds, without an identity, with no future, no past.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Memories #Past #Identity

  • Accept that there are things in this world we can never explain and life will be understandable. That is the irony of life. It is also the beauty of it.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #World #Irony #Accepting

  • Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Memories #Fall #Light

  • Moments in time when the world is changing bring out the best and the worst in people.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #People #World #Moments

  • A raintree bent towards a window in one side of the bungalow, eavesdropping on the conversations that had taken place inside over years.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Taken #Years #Sides

  • Die while I can still remember who I am, who I used to be.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Who I Am #Remember #Used

  • To have memories, happy or sorrowful, is a blessing, for it shows we have lived our lives without reservation.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Memories #Blessing #Reservations

  • I have become a collapsing star, pulling everything around it, even the light, into an ever-expanding void. Once I lose all ability to communicate with the world outside myself, nothing will be left but what I remember. My memories will be like a sandbar, cut off from the shore by the incoming tide. In time they will become submerged, inaccessible to me. The prospect terrified me. For what is a person without memories? A ghost, trapped between worlds, without an identity, with no future, no past.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Stars #Memories #Cutting

  • Memories I had locked away have begun to break free, like shards of ice fracturing off an arctic shelf. In sleep, these broken floes drift toward the morning light of remembrance.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Morning #Memories #Sleep

  • The palest ink will endure beyond the memories of man
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Memories #Men #Ink

  • Time is eating away my memory. Time, and this illness, this trespasser in my brain.
    -- Tan Twan Eng

    #Memories #Brain #Eating