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AS English Literature Key Quotes (Spec B) on Kite Runner, Gatsby, Rossetti and Tennyson.

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The Kite Runner:
"Like a Chinese doll chiselled from hardwood."
"I can never tell Baba from the bear."
"`If I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes,
I'd never believe he's my son.'"
"How he grinned, how he grinned."
"Suddenly I had the feeling I was looking at two faces."
"`For you a thousand times over.'"
"It was the look of the lamb."
"That was the night I became an insomniac."
"`War doesn't negate decency.'"
"One disappointing son and two suitcases.'"
"Because, later that week, Babe caught a cold."
"How could I, of all people, chastise someone for their past?"
"`Blood is a powerful thing, hachem, never forget that.'"
"`Come, there is a way to be good again.'"
"A thing made of skin and bones pretending to be Rahim Khan opened
the door."
"His life of unrequited loyalty drifting from him like the windblown kites
he used to chase."
"`I feel like a tourist in my own country.'"
"Sohrab screaming."
"For the first time since the winter of 1975, I felt at peace."
"`The impact had cut your upper lip in two, clean down the middle.'"
"My legs like blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat
"Now I was the once under the microscope."
"Lifting him from the certainty of turmoil and dropping him in a turmoil
of uncertainty."
"A smile. Lopsided. Hardly there. But there."
"I just witnessed the first flake melting."

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"All round the coast the languid air did swoom."
"Weary seem'd the sea, weary the oar."
"A land where all things always seem'd the same."
"Mild-minded melancholy."
"I am a part of all that I have met."
"To follow knowledge like a sinking star."
"Yet all experience is an arch."
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
"After many a summer dies the swan."
"Immortal age beside immortal youth."
"A soft air fans the cloud apart.…read more

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Lizzie most placid in her look, Laura most like a leaping flame."
"Is it death or is it life?"
"Their fruits like honey to the throat but poison to the blood."
"Why did a great lord fine me out, and praise my flaxen hair?"
"To lead a shameless shameful life."
"Chose you, and cast me by."
"Yet I've a gift you have not got, and seem not like to get.…read more

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Her face was sad and lovely."
"I was confused and a little disgusted as I drove away."
"Daisy's murmur was only to make people lean towards her."
"Making a short, deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his
open hand."
"I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."
"I laughed aloud as the yolks of their eyeballs rolled towards us in
haughty rivalry."
"`You're acting like a little boy.'"
"That voice was a deathless song.…read more


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