Emma Straub’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes
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Ten of My Favourite Emma Straub Quotes 

Emma Straub, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Emma Straub 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 Emma Straub’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Emma Straub made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Choices were easy to make until you realized how long life could be.”
― Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

 “Yes, it was true that Franny had gotten thicker in the last decade, but that was what happened unless you were a high-functioning psychotic, and she had other things to think about. Franny knew plenty of women who had chosen to prioritize the eternal youth of their bodies, and they were all miserable creatures, their taut triceps unable to conceal their dissatisfaction with their empty stomachs and unfulfilling lives. Franny liked to eat, and to feed people, and she wasn’t embarrassed that her body displayed such proclivities.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“She’d read all of Jane Austen that year—Austen was good, but when you told people you liked Pride and Prejudice, they expected you to be all sunshine and wedding veils, and Sylvia preferred the rainy moors. The Brontës weren’t afraid to let someone die of consumption, which Sylvia respected.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

 “There was nothing in life harder or more important than agreeing every morning to stay the course, to go back to your forgotten self of so many years ago, and to make the same decision. Marriages, like ships, needed steering, and steady hands at the wheel.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

 “Once Charles arrived, Franny would start laughing the way she had when she was twenty-four, and the rest of them could start setting one another on fire for all she cared. That’s what best friends did: ruin people for everyone else.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

 “Why bother getting married, going through all the pomp and pageantry, if you didn’t think it was going to last? It was far easier to live in sin and not have to deal with the paperwork.”
― Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

“A good swimming pool could do that—make the rest of the world seem impossibly insignificant, as far away as the surface of the moon.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

 “Some people smoked crack in alleyways. Franny ate chocolate. On the scale of things, it seemed entirely reasonable.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“Families were nothing more than hope cast out in a wide net, everyone wanting only the best.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“So much of being a good friend was knowing when to keep your mouth shut.”
― Emma Straub, The Vacationers

10 Famous Quotes by Author Emma Straub

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Emma Straub quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Emma Straub 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 Emma Straub. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Emma Straub quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Emma Straub Quote 

“Elizabeth ran her finger along the windowsill, gathering dust. The view was almost exactly the same as from her own bedroom, only a few degrees shifted. She could still see the Rosens’ place, with its red door and folding shutters, and the Martinez house, with its porch swing and the dog bowl. She’d heard once that what made you a real New Yorker was when you could remember back three laters — the place on the corner that had been a bakery and then a barbershop before it was a cell-phone store, or the restaurant that had been Italian, then Mexican, then Cuban. The city was a palimpsest, a Mod Podged pileup or old signage and other people’s failures. Newcomers saw only what was in front of them, but people who had been there long enough were always looking at two or three other places simultaneously. The IRT, Canal Jeans, the Limelight. So much of the city she’d fallen in love with was gone, but then again, that’s how it worked. It was your job to remember. At least the bridges were still there. Some things were too heavy to take down.”
― Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

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