Carol
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"Carol" Quotes

By Patricia Highsmith

fiction | 304 pages | Published in NaN

Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic.Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. Carol is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.This authorized edition includes an afterword by Patricia Highsmith. Previously titled The Price of Salt.

ISBN_13:9780393352689

Quotes

What a strange girl you are, flung from nowhere.

Patricia Highsmith

I hardly ever dream. I'm always afraid of what I might dream.

Patricia Highsmith

I'm not ashamed. It's just that I'm not accustomed to being in the presence of a goddess.

Patricia Highsmith

I don't know what I want. How could I know what I want if I say yes to everything?

Patricia Highsmith

I don't know how you bear it. How can you bear it?

Patricia Highsmith

I'm not sure what I want. But I want to want.

Patricia Highsmith

I've never looked at anyone other than you.

Patricia Highsmith

You have the most marvellous way of surprising me.

Patricia Highsmith

The difference between how you look and what you think you look like is enough to kill most men.

Patricia Highsmith

I'm not ashamed of anything anymore. And that includes loving you.

Patricia Highsmith