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Best Quotes from “Call Me By Your Name” by André Aciman

here are some best quotes from “Call Me By Your Name” by André Aciman

“He came. He left. Nothing else had changed. I had not changed. The world hadn’t changed. Yet nothing would be the same. All that remains is dreammaking and strange remembrance.”

“Is it better to speak or die?”

“People who read are hiders. They hide who they are. People who hide don’t always like who they are.”

“And on that evening when we grow older still we’ll speak about these two young men as though they were two strangers we met on the train and whom we admire and want to help along. And we’ll want to call it envy, because to call it regret would break our hearts.”

“Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine.”

“I suddenly realized that we were on borrowed time, that time is always borrowed, and that the lending agency exacts its premium precisely when we are least prepared to pay and need to borrow more…”

“Twenty years was yesterday, and yesterday was just earlier this morning, and morning seemed light-years away.”

“Everyone goes through a period of Traviamento – when we take, say, a different turn in life, the other via. Dante himself did. Some recover, some pretend to recover, some never come back, some chicken out before even starting, and some, for fear of taking any turns, find themselves leading the wrong life all life long.”

“I’m not wise at all. I told you, I know nothing. I know books, and I know how to string words together–it doesn’t mean I know how to speak about the tings that matter most to me.”

“But you’re doing it now–in a way.”

“Yes, in a way–that’s how I always say things: in a way.”

“I believe with every cell in my body that every cell in yours must not, must never, die, and if it does have to die, let it die inside my body.”

“We belonged to each other, but had lived so far apart that we belonged to others now.”

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