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Olivia Sudjic
I know I only want him,' she said between sobs, the syllables all wrong, 'because he doesn't want me. How is that even possible?''It's normal to want what we can't have,' I said soothingly. 'No, I mean how can he not want me?
Olivia Sudjic
I went back to my room and spent all night contemplating whether it was possible in life not to be constantly let down. If it could ever be worth pinning your happiness to another person, when all other people ever seemed to do was disappear.
Olivia Sudjic
That night I dreamt about the roses laid at the wrong feet
Olivia Sudjic
I became convinced that I was being watched.Because self was still leaking everywhere, a part of me began to think it was Mizuko rather than a stranger. I hoped that there might still be a reunion. I hoped it in the shy, sly way hope comes out of the jar, the mistranslated box, last
Olivia Sudjic
The sharp, superficial pain at being spoken to unkindly had obscured the deeper pain, which had not yet turned into something hard and heavy.
Olivia Sudjic
It never ceased to amaze me how she just had the facts always, in her head. It occured to me that if, or when, she died, a whole load of facts, a body of knowledge, might disappear without a trace.
Olivia Sudjic
Or maybe it was already too late; you only get one first love. She was mine, but I had not been hers. She was only going to look for some echo of it, and if I had made the right noises, that echo might have been me for a while.