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Wally Lamb’s “She’s Come Undone” Quotes (21 Quotes)


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  • She's got a certain feisty charm for a racist. Not to mention all those great dead-animal stories.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • A purple African violet so lush and fleshy it looked edible... his fingers as cool and smooth as beach stones.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • That time we separated was my idea. I thought, well, I'm fifty years old and there might be someone else out there. People waste their happiness - that's what makes me sad. Everyone's so scared to be happy.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn't protect you from the truth.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")


  • But I think this: that whatever prices I've paid, whatever sorrows I shoulder, well, I have blessings, too. Not just my family now, but the others-the ones who have died...They're with me still. They're here...
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Visualize your solutions. Picture an answer to the problem. Then make the picture real.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Eventually, I reached the other side of the chasm and understood the differences between the two men. I no longer hated Daddy: he had been a shitty father and a shitty husband - a man who's made two bad choices based on lust and coveting and then been too weak either to live with them or undo them. But he had not been a rapist.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Well, get used to it, the whole world is nuts.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That's what life's all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • You're just catching me during one of my fallow periods, that's all. One of my compost years. I'm expecting a creative leap pretty soon now.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • He was right. And he was an insensitive shit.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • He's splitting me open, I thought. He'll break me and then I'll die.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")

  • If you risked love, it took you wherever you wanted to go. If you repressed it, you ended up unhappy.
    (Wally Lamb, "She's Come Undone")


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