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Mark Helprin Quotes

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«He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.» — Mark Helprin
«He could say nothing. He had no right to be there, he had already been profoundly changed, he was no good at small talk, she was half naked, it was dawn and he loved her.» — Mark Helprin
«If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.» — Mark Helprin
«He felt as if he were paying for the privilege of music with portions of his life and body. But it was well worth it.» — Mark Helprin
«I've imagined great victories, and I've imagined great races. The races are better.» — Mark Helprin
«[When] he's here, he's always reading. He says books stop time. I myself think he's crazy...Don't tell anyone, but when he reads something that he likes he gets real happy, turns on the music, and dances by himself, or with a broom sometimes.» — Mark Helprin
«Then the bow orchestra began to play an apocalyptically beautiful canon, one of those pieces in which, surely, the composer simply transcribed what was given, and trembled in awe of the hand that was guiding him.» — Mark Helprin
«The shelf was filled with books that were hard to read, that could devastate and remake one's soul, and that, when they were finished, had a kick like a mule.» — Mark Helprin
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