Audrey Niffenegger

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Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger (born June 13, 1963, in South Haven, Michigan) is an American writer, artist and academic.


The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003)[edit]

All page numbers from the trade paperback edition published by Harcourt
  • My family isn’t posh; they’re musicians.
    • p. 13
  • Running is many things to me: survival, calmness, euphoria, solitude. It is proof of my corporeal existence, my ability to control my movement through space if not time, and the obedience, however temporary, of my body to my will.
    • p. 154
  • “But don’t you think,” I persist, “that it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?”
    • p. 239
  • That’s what I love you for: your inability to perceive all my hideous flaws.
    • p. 249
  • Clare takes a mouthful, swallows it in a businesslike fashion, and says, “Well, that’s not so bad.”
    “That’s a twenty-something-dollar bottle of wine.”
    “Oh. Well, that was marvelous.”
    • p. 419
  • But as usual there’s no answer to this. As usual, that’s just how it is.
    • p. 527

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