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Gabrielle Zevin

Data di nascita: 24. Ottobre 1977

Gabrielle Zevin è una scrittrice e sceneggiatrice statunitense, famosa soprattutto per i romanzi Elsewhere e Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. Nell'ambito cinematografico il suo maggior successo è l'omonimo Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, basato sul suo stesso romanzo.


„Condividere un libro è il modo migliore per aprire il nostro cuore e raccontare qualcosa di noi“ The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

„Perché piangi?"
"Stavo leggendo.“
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


„Lei vuole morire? Perchè, se vuole morire, posso metterla sotto osservazione psichiatrica. >>
<< Non voglio morire>>, mormora A. J. dopo un pò.
<< Trovo semplicemente difficile essere sempre qui. Crede che sia pazzo?“

„Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.
Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,
that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook
your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.“
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

„Sometimes books don't find us until the right time.“ The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

„It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.“ Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

„You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question“ The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

„The analogy he is looking for is almost there. At this point, his life is seeming closest to that.“ The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


„I was crying a little for the boy I had wanted him to be and the boy he hadn’t turned out to be.“ Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

„We aren’t the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on“ The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

„There will be other lives.
There will be other lives for nervous boys with sweaty palms, for bittersweet fumblings in the backseats of cars, for caps and gowns in royal blue and crimson, for mothers clasping pretty pearl necklaces around daughters' unlined necks, for your full name read aloud in an auditorium, for brand-new suitcases transporting you to strange new people in strange new lands.
And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecision and revisions.
And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles.
And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk.
And there will be other lives for a man you don't recognize, for a face in a mirror that is no longer yours, for the funerals of intimates, for shrinking, for teeth that fall out, for hair on your chin, for forgetting everything. Everything.
Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human's life is a beautiful mess.“
Elsewhere

„You forget all of it anyway... You forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic, and not... You forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved, and even the ones you actually did. They’re the last to go. And then once you’ve forgotten enough, you love someone else.“ Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac


„You forget all of it anyway. First, you forget everything you learned-the dates of the Hay-Herran Treaty and Pythagorean Theorem. You especially forget everything you didn't really learn, but just memorized the night before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your teachers, and eventually you'll forget those, too. You forget your junior class schedule and where you used to sit and your best friend's home phone number and the lyrics to that song you must have played a million times. For me, it was something by Simon & Garfunkel. Who knows what it will be for you? And eventually, but slowly, oh so slowly, you forget your humiliations-even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. You forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic, and not. Who went to a good college. Who threw the best parties Who could get you pot. You forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved, and even the ones you actually did. They're the last to go. And then once you've forgotten enough, you love someone else.“ Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

„But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that's life, isn't it?“ Elsewhere

„On, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.“ Elsewhere

„We are not quite novels.
We are not quite short stories.
In the end, we are collected works.“
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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