Tag Archives: The Goldfinch

Poured Brightness

16 Sep


“We belonged together; there was a dream rightness and magic to it, inarguable; the thought of her flooded every corner of my mind with light and poured brightness into miraculous lofts I hadn’t even known were there.”  

—Donna Tartt

Romy Schneider & Alain Delon, dancing at home, 1959


Crack Your Heart

1 Mar

By Pablo Picasso


By Edward Hopper


By Claude Monet


By David Hockney


By Georgia O’Keeffe


By Andy Warhol

“Isn’t the whole point of things – beautiful things – that they connect you to some larger beauty? Those…images that crack your heart wide open?”

— Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch)

Gone Blank

12 Jan


“I could do what I had to. I’d done it before: gone blank, push forward.”

–Donna Tartt The Goldfinch

  • Title: Diana in the snow
  • Jessie Tarbox Beals creator and photographer.
  • Date Created/Published: [ca. 1915]
  • Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver
  • Public domain photograph from the Library of Congress

She Cast A Charm

1 Oct

“…I’ve never met anyone who made me feel loved the way she did. Everything came alive in her company; she cast a charmed theatrical light about her so that to see anything through her eyes was to see it in brighter colors than ordinary.” 

— Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch #thegoldfinch

6 Sep
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Cool cover, right?

“The absurd does not liberate; it binds.” 

– Albert Camus from The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I was number 600-something to receive the library book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. When I went to the library the book was there. Turns out the library has a special stash of books that people can check out if they come into the library. So I checked this puppy out. But I found out that the book is one I want to own and I want to take my time reading it. I have also been flagging some special sentences to use in this blog. When I start flagging many pages, I know it’s a book I need to own. I won’t want to take it back to the library every two weeks and re-check it out to myself. It’s 717 pages too! Which is not a problem for me, but I just need to be able to savor it. I don’t want the book to end. I’m on page 144. A couple days ago I ordered a used copy from Amazon and it has already shipped! Today I’m returning the book to the library.

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