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    With a little effort, she could get up by herself
    — Paolo Giordano
    Mattia thought that he and Alice were like that, twin primes, alone and lost, close but not close enough to really touch each other.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: thoughts  alone  lost 
     
    [Their love] had burned itself out, like a forgotten candle in an empty room, leaving behind a ravenous discontent.
    — Paolo Giordano
    All Mattia saw was a shadow moving toward him. He instinctively closed his eyes and then felt Alice's hot mouth on his, her tears on his cheek, or maybe they weren't hers, and finally her hands, so light, holding his head still and catching all his thoughts and imprisoning them there, in the space that no longer existed between them.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: thoughts  eyes  tears  space 
     
    Feeling special is the worst kind of cage a person can build for himself.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: people 
     
    All opening moves were the same, like in chess. You don't have to come up with anything new, there's no point, because you're both after the same thing anyway. The game soon finds its own way and it's only at that point that you need a strategy.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: strategy  chess  games 
     
    His scars were hidden and safe in her hand.
    — Paolo Giordano
    You can fall ill with just a memory.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: memory 
     
    but his eyes were too dark for her to make out any spark in them
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: dark  eyes 
     
    She tried to open the bottle, but the top slipped through her fingers without moving. He took the bottle from her hand and opened it with his thumb and index finger. There was nothing special in the gesture and yet she found it strangely fascinating like a small heroic feat performed specially for her.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: fascinating 
     
    Separating them were two layers of brick, a few inches of plaster, and nine years of silence.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: silence  year 
     
    In the end it happens, in some way you couldn't imagine before.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: imagine 
     
    The love of those we don't love in return settles on the surface and from there quickly evaporates.
    — Paolo Giordano
    People took what they wanted, they clutched at coincidences, the few there were, and made a life from them. . . . Choices are made in brief seconds and paid for in the time that remains.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: time  people  choice 
     
    She hadn't chosen him over all the others. The truth was that she hadn't even thought about anyone else.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: truth  thoughts 
     
    They lived the slow and invisible interpenetration of their universes, like two stars gravitating around a common axis, in ever tighter orbits, whose clear destiny is to coalesce at some point in space and time.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: time  star  space  universe 
     
    Choices are made in brief seconds and paid for in the time that remains
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: time  choice 
     
    In fact, they didn't talk much at all, but they spent time together, each in his own abyss, held safe and tight by the other's silence.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: time  silence  facts 
     
    She found herself thinking of how it would feel to be safely trapped in his arms, with no more possibility to choose.
    — Paolo Giordano
    It was strange to find them here, still alive, with their shared bits of past that suddenly counted for nothing.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: past 
     
    Mattia was right: the days had slipped over her skin like a solvent, one after the other, each removing a very thin layer of pigment from her tattoo, and from both of their memories. The outlines, like the circumstances, were still there, black and well delineated, but the colors had merged together until they faded into a dull, uniform tonality, a neutral absence of meaning.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: memory  meaning  black 
     
    The scene was set. All that was required was an action, a cold start, instant and brutal as beginnings always are.
    — Paolo Giordano
    tags: action 
     
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