Great Quotes: ‘Housekeeping’

Great Quotes

“The afternoon was loud with the giant miseries of the lake, and the flood was the almost flawless mirror of a cloudless sky, fat with brimming and very calm.”

“Dawn and its excesses always reminded me of heaven, a place I have always known I would not be comfortable.”

“If we imagine that Noah’s wife, when she was old, found somewhere a remnant of the Deluge, she might have walked into it til her widow’s dress floated above her head and the water loosened her plaited hair. And she would have left it to her sons to tell the tedious tales of generations. She was a nameless woman, and so at home among all those who were never found and never missed, who were uncommemorated, whose deaths were not remarked, nor their begettings.”

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