quote by Jeffrey Eugenides

We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.

— Jeffrey Eugenides

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Virgin suicides quote Nobody dies a virgin. Life fucks us all.
Nobody dies a virgin. Life fucks us all.

When I wrote The Virgin Suicides, I gave myself very strict rules about the narrative voice: the boys would only be able to report what they had seen or found or what had been told to them.

I love the '70s, I'm very into that right now. The long Chloe dresses, very Virgin Suicides.

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Nobody dies a virgin, life fucks us all over
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Basically what we have here is a dreamer.

Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly

In the end, the tortures tearing the Lisbon girls pointed to a simple reasoned refusal to accept the world as it was handed down to them, so full of flaws.


She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.

our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.

What lingered after them was not life, which always overcomes natural death, but the most trivial list of mundane facts: a clock ticking on a wall, a room dim at noon, and the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself.

We couldn't imagine the emptiness of a creature who put a razor to her wrists and opened her veins, the emptiness and the calm.

In the end we had the pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained, oddly shaped emptinesses mapped by what surrounded them, like countries we couldn't name.


What are you doing here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets." (...) "Obviously, Doctor," she said, "you've never been a thirteen-year-old girl.

The trees like lungs filling with air. My sister, the mean one, pulling my hair.

I don’t know what you’re feeling, I won’t even pretend

It'd be cool to chipmunk-ize "The Virgin Suicides" soundtrack.

All this ethereal French music, I think that would be unique to listen to.

We Greeks are a moody people. Suicide makes sense to us. Putting up Christmas lights after your own daughter does it--that makes no sense. What my yia yia could never understand about America was why everyone pretended to be happy all the time.” -Mrs. Karafilis


You don't understand me. I'm a teenager. I've got problems!

and she had succeeded, on the second try, in hurling herself out of the world

Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great - all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.

During a warm winter rain ... the basins of her collarbones collected water.

The world, a tired performer, offers us another half-assed season.


Capitalism has resulted in material well-being but spiritual bankruptcy.

We knew that Cecilia had killed herself because she was a misfit, because the beyond called to her, and we knew that her sisters, once abandoned, felt her calling from that place, too.

We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the version of the world they really believed in.

The seeds of death get lost in the mess that God made us.

The girls took into their own hands decisions better left to God.

They became too powerful to live among us, too self-concerned, too visionary, too blind.


Officials believe that one of the terrorists was a woman.

And there are female suicide bombers. It's just that their reward in paradise is a little different. Instead of getting 72 virgins, they get 72 guys who just listen.

If I saw 'Virgin Suicides' or 'Eternal Sunshine,' I'm so proud to be in those movies. They are such great movies. I felt so free on those sets.

I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima.

This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a Divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soulI hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the true Faith of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.

Virgin suicide What was that she cried? No use in stayin' On this holocaust ride She gave me her cherry She's my virgin suicide

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