Zoë Heller quotes

  • Always mind the distance between your dreams and your reality.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Dream #Distance #Reality

  • It seems to me that my lack of faith is not, as I once thought, a triumph of the rational mind, but rather a failure of the imagination - an inability to tolerate mistery.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Atheist #Imagination #Mind

  • Somewhere between sanity and madness lays a fine line, for some it is a tightrope walked daily, a fight for balance to be won or lost. That fight is lost one of two ways. Some simply lose their balance and fall, others are pushed.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Fall #Fighting #Two

  • I don't write books for people to be friends with the characters. If you want to find friends, go to a cocktail party.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Book #Party #Writing

  • It's always a disappointing business confronting my own reflection. My body isn't bad. It's a perfectly nice, serviceable body. It's just that the external me- the study, lightly wrinkled, handbagged me- does so little credit to the stuff that's inside.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Nice #Reflection #Credit

  • I'm a child in that respect: able to live, physically speaking, on a crumb of anticipation for weeks at a time, but always in danger of crushing the waited-for event with the freight of my excessive hope.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Crush #Children #Events

  • It's similar to the way you feel cuddling an infant or a kitten, when you want to squeeze it so hard you'd kill it...
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Cuddling #Want #Way

  • ...what is romance, but a mutual pact of delusion? When the pact ends , there's nothing left.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Romance #Ends #Delusion

  • We are bound by the secrets we share.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Secret #Share

  • When you live alone, your furnishings, your possessions, are always confronting you with the thinness of your existence.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Existence #Possession #Thinness

  • There are certain people in whom you can detect the seeds of madness - seeds that have remained dormant only because the people in question have lived relatively comfortable, middle class lives. They function perfectly well in the world, but you can imagine, given a nasty parent, or a prolonged bout of unemployment, how their potential for craziness might have been realized.
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Class #People #Parent

  • If everybody was so reverent of the institute of marriage, how did all the adultery get committed?
    -- Zoë Heller

    #Adultery #Committed