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Ten of My Favourite Cathleen Schine Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Cathleen Schine, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Cathleen Schine you will find my Ten favourites of Cathleen Schine’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Biffi said it was more American on an air force base in Crete than it was in Times Square.”
Cathleen Schine, Fin & Lady

 “Betty ran to the door in time to see a handsome young man dashing through the rain toward the house beside her daughter, both of them in pants embroidered with sea creatures – blue whales on his yellow pants, pink lobsters on her ill-fitting brick red pants – and matching pastel green cotton sweaters. When did Miranda buy such odd clothes? She imagined the two of them spotting eachother somewhere, kindred spirits, and starting up a conversation about their shared hobby of Extreme Wasp Attire.”
― Cathleen Schine, The Three Weissmanns of Westport

“… there had been the two little boys. Now they were gone, too. They loved her and called her and sent her e-mails and would still snuggle up to her to be petted when they were in the mood, but they were men, and though they would always be at the center of her life, she was no longer at the center of theirs.”
― Cathleen Schine, The Three Weissmanns of Westport

 “The honeysuckle was everywhere the day the letter arrived, like heat. Wild roses bloomed in hedges of tendrils and perfume. There were fat bees, dirigible bees, plump and miniature. It was a sweet, tangled morning, and the sun rose, leisurely, in a spectacular blush.”
― Cathleen Schine, The Love Letter

 “It was not that the woman boasted. Quite the opposite. She was modest to a fault, the fault being she insinuated her modesty, deftly, into almost any conversation, proclaiming her insignificance and ignorance, thereby assuring a correction.”
― Cathleen Schine, The Three Weissmanns of Westport

 “All these years I’ve had a story in my mind, the story about us that never really existed. And because of that story, I’ve kept you framed up on the wall in a little box of nostalgic moonlight.”
― Cathleen Schine, The Love Letter

“If having an imagination means imagining all the things you don’t have – imagining, in fact, the impossibility of your own happiness – is an imagination a good thing?”
― Cathleen Schine, She Is Me

 “Dress you? I’d rather undress you. We don’t belong together. But you belong to me. I want you not as you might be. I want you as you are. ”
― Cathleen Schine

“Whatever you do, good or bad, sorry or not, you get punished, darling. Life kicks you in the balls.”
― Cathleen Schine, She Is Me

“No, it’s like you get an idea in your head … no, it’s more like you get and idea in your heart.”
― Cathleen Schine, Fin & Lady

10 Famous Quotes by Author Cathleen Schine

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Cathleen Schine, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Cathleen Schine.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Cathleen Schine. 

One Final Bonus – Cathleen Schine Quote 

“Dear Goat,

How does one fall in love? Do you trip? Do you stumble, lose your balance and drop to the sidewalk, graze your knee, graze your heart? Do you crash to the stony ground? Is there a precipice, from which you float, over the edge, forever?

I know I’m in love when I see you, I know when I long to see you. Not a muscle has moved. Leaves hang unruffled by any breeze. The air is still. I have fallen in love without taking step. When did this happen? I haven’t even blinked.

I’m on fire. Is that too banal for you? It’s not, you know. You’ll see. It’s what happens. It’s what matters. I’m on fire.

I no longer eat, I forget to eat. Food looks silly to me, irrelevant. If I even notice it. But I notice nothing. My thoughts are full and raging, a house full of brothers, related by blood, feuding blood feuds:

“I’m in love.”
“Typically stupid choice.”
“I am, though, I’m racked by love as if love were pain.”
“Go ahead. Fuck up your life. It’s all wrong and you know it. Wake up. Face it.”
“There’s only one face, it’s all I see, awake or asleep.”


I threw the book out the window last night. I tried to forget. You are all wrong for me, I know it, but I no longer care for my thoughts unless they’re thoughts of you. When I’m close to you, in your presence, I feel your hair brush my cheek when it does not. I look away from you, sometimes. Then I look back.

When I tie my shoes, when I peel an orange, when I drive my car, when I lie down each night without you, I remain,

As ever,
Ram”

― Cathleen Schine, The Love Letter

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