A Sport and a Pastime
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"A Sport and a Pastime" Quotes

By James Salter

fiction | 185 pages | Published in NaN

"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story—part shocking reality, part feverish dream —of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen—and pages that burn bright with a rare intensity.

ISBN_13:9780374530501

Quotes

She is a voice in my ear. She is a warm breath on my neck.

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What is it about humans that make them so afraid of what they desire most?

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Sometimes it is easier to pretend than to face the truth.

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In the quiet of the night, secrets unravel and hearts collide.

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The past lingers like a shadow, haunting every step we take.

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Life is a series of fleeting moments, cherish them while they last.

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Passion can ignite a fire within us, but it can also consume us whole.

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Regret is a weight we carry, a burden that never truly fades.

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The road less traveled may be lonely, but it leads to undiscovered wonders.

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Love has the power to heal and destroy, to build and break.

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