There is an internal lanscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.

The first line in Damage by Josephine Hart.

This book is dynamic, and was made into a movie starring Jeremy Irons. It is told in first person from the dark hero's POV.


  1. Tony-Paul // January 18, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

    You always have such apt quotes, Linda. Tres Bien. Where do you get them?

  2. Nightingale // January 18, 2010 at 9:14 PM  

    I read this book years ago. It is about obsession and the effect it has on the lives of these characters. I loved that first line and the writing in general. You don't see the ending coming. I remember sitting in the dentist's office crying (not about the visit but about what was happening in the book.

  3. Mary Marvella // January 18, 2010 at 11:28 PM  

    Excellent quote and so deep. Obsession, hmmm. You write about obsession, don't you?

  4. Nightingale // January 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

    Yes, I write about obsession. Wonder where I get my material. ha ha

  5. Judy // January 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

    Love the quote...good idea to post them...gets us thinking. Thanks!

  6. Mary Ricksen // January 19, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

    Love it!

  7. Beth Trissel // January 19, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

    Excellent quote. :)

  8. Beth Trissel // January 19, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

    My fridge is covered with magnets of all sorts, family and pet photos and children's drawings. Very telling.

  9. Mary Marvella // January 19, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

    Beth, I'd have bet on it!

  10. Beth Trissel // January 19, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

    Yep. It's an artwork shrine. :)

  11. Joanne // January 20, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

    I am not aware of this book, or the movie. I'll have to check them both out.