Quotable Friday: from A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

May 31, 2013 Quotes (2) Comments

“The trees they passed repeated on and on into the woods. None was remarkable when compared to the next, but each was individual in some small regard: the number of limbs, the girth of trunk, the circumference of shed leaves encircling the base. No more than minor peculiarities, but minor particularities were what transformed two eyes, a nose, and a mouth into a face.”

– A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

  • http://thinkinginfragments.wordpress.com Alex

    I’m running into praise for this novel everywhere I look at the moment. I can’t wait to get hold of a copy.

  • http://gravatar.com/lisamm Lisa Munley

    I love that quote! And how true it is… how a few features can combine to create infinite possibilities. It’s remarkable.