Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a while since I posted a Thursday Quotables, hasn’t it? I recently finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which is full of lines I really loved, so it’s the perfect excuse to bring you the latest quotes post.
Thursday Quotables is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written. Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in! Created by Lisa, over at Bookshelf Fantasies, and joined in by, well, me!
If you want to check out some of my other favourite quotes – CLICK HERE.
It’s been six months since she died. But Ove still inspects the whole house twice a day to feel the radiators and check that she hasn’t sneakily turned up the heating.
People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was colour. All the colour he had.
With those red shows and the gold brooch and all her burnished brown hair. And that laughter of hers, which for the rest of his life, would make him feel as if someone was running around barefoot on the inside of his breast.
It’s not that he’s the sort of man who gives up and dies; he doesn’t want her to think that. But it’s actually wrong, all this. She married him. And now he doesn’t quite know how to carry on without the tip of her nose in the pit between his throat and his shoulder. That’s all.
“Loving someone is like moving into a house,” Sonja used to say. “At first you fall in love with all the new things, amazed every morning that all this belongs to you, as if fearing that someone would suddenly come rushing in through the door to explain that a terrible mistake had been made, you weren’t actually supposed to live in a wonderful place like this. Then over the years the walls become weathered, the wood splinters here and there, and you start to love the house not so much because of all its perfection, but rather its imperfections. You get to know all the nooks and crannies. How to avoid getting the key caught in the lock when it’s cold outside. Which of the floorboards flex slightly when one steps on them or exactly hot to open the wardrobe doors without their creaking. These are the little secrets that make it your home.”
Ahh this book is beautiful! Really, really recommend (with a box of tissues for the tears!)