On Chesil Beach quotes

The secret affair between love and joy. 23

 

They regarded themselves as too sophisticated to believe in destiny, but still, it remained a paradox to them that so momentous a meeting should be accidental, so dependent on a hundred minor events and choices. What a terrifying possibility, that it might never have happened at all. 37

 

Social change never proceeds at an even pace. 40

 

Now here at last were the beginnings of desire, precise and alien, but clearly her own; and beyond, as though suspended above and behind her, just out of sight, was relief that she was like everyone else. 87-8

 

His anger stirred her own and suddenly she thought she understood their problem: they were too polite, too constrained, too timorous, they went around each other on tiptoes, murmuring, whispering, deferring, agreeing. They barely knew each other, and never could because of the companionable near-silence that smothered their differences and blinded them as much as it bound them. They had been frightened of ever disagreeing, and now his anger was setting her free. 148

 

All she needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them […] This is how the entire course of life can be changed – by doing nothing. 166

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