The sonogram didn't exist at the time; the spoon was the next best thing.
More Quotes from Jeffrey Eugenides:What lingered after them was not life, which always overcomes natural death, but the most trivial list of mundane facts: a clock ticking on a wall, a room dim at noon, and the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself.
And in some of the houses, people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered. What really mattered in life, what gave it weight, was death.
We Greeks get married in circles, to impress upon ourselves the essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back where you began.
The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.
Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye.
I don't know what you're feeling, I won't even pretend
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Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you are playing and do not play when you are praying.
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If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job.
Harold S. Geneen