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1. "Answered. "I was still balancing the matter in my mind when a hansom cab drove up to Briony Lodge, and a gentleman sprang out. He was a remarkably handsome man, dark, aquiline, and moustached—evidently the man of whom I had heard. He appeared to be in a great hurry, shouted to the cabman to wait, and brushed past the maid who opened the door with the air of a man who was thoroughly at home. "He was in the house about half an hour, and I could catch glimpses of him in the windows of the sitting-room, pacing up and down, talking excitedly, and waving his arms. Of her I could see nothing. Presently he emerged, looking even more flurried than before. As he stepped up to the cab, he pulled a gold watch from his pocket and looked at it earnestly, ‘Drive like the devil,' he shouted, ‘first to Gross & Hankey's"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
2. "Briony scared?" said Eldric. "I've never seen anyone less scared in my life. She has nerves of iron."
Author: Franny Billingsley
3. "Guess what it is that turns plants to coal.Pressure.Guess what it is that turns limestone to marble.Pressure.Guess what it is that turns Briony's heart to stone.Pressure.Pressure is uncomfortable, but so are the gallows. Keep your secrets, wolfgirl. Dance your fists with Eldric's, snatch lightning from the gods. Howl at the moon, at the blood-red moon. Let your mouth be a cavern of stars."
Author: Franny Billingsley
4. "Briony began to understand the chasm that lay between an idea and its execution"
Author: Ian McEwan
5. "Az elso gondolatot mindig egy második követi, egyik rejtély szüli a másikat: vajon ugyanannyira élo-e mindenki más, mint o maga? A novére például számít-e önmagának, ugyanolyan fontos-e önmaga számára, mint Briony? Ceciliának lenni, az vajon ugyanolyan élettol pezsgo állapot-e, mint Brionynak lenni? Van-e novérének is hullámtörés mögé rejtett titkos, igazi énje, és tölt-e vele idot, gondolkozik-e rajta, arca elé tartva egyik kinyújtott ujját? Van-e mindenkinek, apját, Bettyt, Hardmant is beleértve? Ha igen, akkor a világ, a társadalmi világ elviselhetetlenül bonyolult, kétmilliárd hang szól benne, és mindenkinek egyformán fontosak a gondolatai, mindenki egyformán ragaszkodhat foggal-körömmel az élethez, miközben egyedülállónak hiszi önmagát, pedig senki sem az. Az ember akár bele is fulladhat a jelentéktelenségbe."
Author: Ian McEwan
6. "From this new and intimate perspective, she had learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.-Briony Tallis"
Author: Ian McEwan
7. "Briony said reasonably, 'How can you hate plays?''It's just showing off.' Pierrot shrugged as he delivered this self-evident truth."
Author: Ian McEwan
8. "Every secret of the body was rendered up--bone risen through flesh, sacrilegious glimpses of an intestine or an optic nerve. From this new and intimate perspective, [Briony] learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended."
Author: Ian McEwan
9. "Things change, Briony. You can't stop them, and you'll drive yourself crazy if you try."
Author: Kailin Gow
10. "Was Briony the only person who could hear the venom dripping from the woman's tongue? What good was beauty — a mature beauty, but beauty nonetheless — if it cloaked such a viperous soul?"
Author: Tad Williams

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