Eine Buchempfehlung in Zitaten
Normal People von Sally Rooney ist ein Buch. in dem es um die intensive Liebe zwischen Marianne und Connell geht, zwei jungen Menschen aus Irland, die irgendwie immer wieder zueinanderfinden.
Ich habe dieses Buch vor kurzer Zeit gelesen und es hat einfach meinen Blick auf Liebe extrem verändert. Deshalb möchte ich mit diesem Artikel einfach nur kurz meine Lieblingszitate mit euch teilen:
“I‘ m not a religious person but I do sometimes think God made you for me.”
“Generally I find men are a lot more concerned with limiting the freedoms of women than exercising personal freedom for themselves.”
“She believes Marianne lacks ‘warmth’, by which she means the ability to beg for love from people who hate her.”
“If people appeared to behave pointlessly in grief, it was only because human life was pointless, and this was the truth that grief revealed.”
“I realised my life would be full of mundane physical suffering, and that there was nothing special about it. Suffering wouldn’t make me special, and pretending not to suffer wouldn’t make me special. Talking about it, or even writing about it, would not transform the suffering into something useful.”
“Marianne had the sense that her real life was happening somewhere very far away, happening without her, and she didn’t know if she would ever find out where it was or become part of it.”
„Most people go through their whole lives, without ever really feeling that close with anyone.“
„All these years, they’ve been like two little plants sharing the same plot of soil, growing around one another, contorting to make room, taking certain unlikely positions.“
„There’s always been something inside her that men have wanted to dominate, and their desire for domination can look so much like attraction, even love.“
“I don’t know what’s wrong with me, says Marianne. I don’t know why I can’t be like normal people.”
Den 2019 erschienenen Roman gibt es natürlich auch auf Deutsch, der deutsche Titel – welche Überraschung – lautet: Normale Menschen.