Aja Gabel’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Aja Gabel Quotes 

Aja Gabel, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Aja Gabel quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Aja Gabel’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Aja Gabel made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Love is inexact, Henry said. It is not a science. It is barely a noun. It means one thing to one person, and one thing to another. It means one thing to one person at one point and then something else at another point. It doesn’t make sense. We are gathered here today to not make sense. We are gathered here today to listen to the ineffable. I’m supposed to be explaining it, but I can’t explain it. I love you, it’s a mystery. Because it’s a mystery, we have to take care of it. Feed it. It can go missing, but we can’t tie it up. We can only tie it to someone else. Other people. Then the world is like this: full of the geometry of my rope tied to you, and to you, and yours tied to him, and to her, and hers to someone else. I love you, it’s a mystery. A moment of silence.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

 “I think that’s what happens when you love people more, or more people. In here gets bigger.’ Daniel tapped his hand on his own bullish chest. ‘But out there has to get a little smaller,’ he said, sweeping his hand around the room.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

“Henry did understand how they had become responsible for each other’s well-being, each other’s livelihood. When you were on your own, in whatever career, whatever you did affected only your own job. But with the quartet, they had to share a goal, distribute the dream between them, and trust that each of them had an appropriate sense of commitment. The commitment had a way of bleeding into their lives off stage, as well. There were so many ways to betray each other.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

 “It occurred to Jana perhaps for the first time why men loved Brit—why people loved Brit: she was able, in a way that most people weren’t, to give and receive goodwill. In Jana’s whole life, she could not recall ever having been hugged like this. This one was all-encompassing compassion.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

 “When he thought of this night, he always thought of Brit’s sleeping body next to his awake one, always went back there, felt her heat, and wished with each recall that he’d chosen not to leave but to stay, to remain in that moment, to honor it as it constellated all their shared moments that came before it: that he’d waited, that he’d believed that from that single moment something remarkable could happen.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

 “And when I think about it now, I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel bad at all. I feel nostalgic for that way of thinking. Not for the actual life. I’m just saying, it’s okay to long for a different life. It doesn’t mean you actually want it.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

“His compulsive precision made him an exceptional lover and a disastrous mate, an outstanding musician and an exhausting friend.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

 “They’d chosen each other for the reason most people chose each other: to get closer to some quality they didn’t naturally possess.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

“Being with her, next to her, inside her, it was like having the power to never be erased or lost or missing, though that had happened in life, erasure, and would continue to happen. But with her, no part of his past or her past went unknown.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

“Don’t take a bath” Jana said, and they cracked up.
It was an inside joke. They’d been coached once by Jacob Liedel, the aging emeritus director of the conservatory, who sat with his saggy skin and liver spots in a chair inexplicably on the other side of the room, and shouted at them the whole time. He barely let them get through a phrase before waving his hands, interrupting them, correcting them. Brit admired his old-school edge, but she knew Jana found it upsetting, and the louder he yelled, the more strained her bow arm became, until Jacob finally yelled, “Don’t take a bath!” and Jana stopped playing and said, “What?” Jacob repeated “Don’t take a bath there. With that phrase.”
None of them asked him what he meant, but he said it two, three more times during the coaching session; afterward, at dinner, the four of them sitting in a tired silence, Henry said, “What’s taking a bath mean?” and Jana and Brit laughed so hard they cried into their cheese fries and slid under the booth. Now and again they still said it to each other with no consistency of context.”
― Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

10 Famous Quotes by Author Aja Gabel

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Aja Gabel quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Aja Gabel quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Aja Gabel. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Aja Gabel quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Aja Gabel Quote

“He was not only playing now, but playing everything before now, that miracle of a concert at Esterhazy, the way they’d sung at Carnegie Hall the first time. Time rolled out through his arm in hot waves. And though he was still playing, he looked around (no longer bound by time, anyway.) Jana, wide-eyed and angular, only her parted lips betraying the glass-like fragility he loved in her. Brit, round-faced, still freckled, more freckled after all these years, not looking at him, giving him his space, which he appreciated. And Daniel, glancing at him with no expression at first and the subtlest of understanding, continuing to play his own rock-solid part, even leading a little extra, picking up whatever Henry had left behind.”
Aja Gabel, The Ensemble

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