The Hour of the Star
by Clarice Lispector
The Hour of the Star Quotes
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Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. (1.1)
Philosophical Viewpoints: Existentialism Quotes
The truth is always some inner power without explanation. The more genuine part of my life is unrecognizable, extremely intimate and impossible to define. (1.3)
If there is any truth in it—and clearly the story is true even though invented—let everyone see it reflected in himself for we are all one and the same person, and he who is not poor in terms o...
Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person? (1.17)
Language and Communication Quotes
So long as I have questions to which there are no answers, I shall go on writing. (1.3)
The person of whom I am about to speak is so simple-minded that she often smiles at other people on the street. No one acknowledges her smile for they don't even notice her. (1.19)
Happiness? I have never come across a more foolish word, invented by all of those unfortunate girls from north-eastern Brazil. (1.3)
As the author, I alone love her. I suffer on her account. (3.58)