Quotes from book
The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch is a novel by the American author Donna Tartt. It won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other honors. Published in 2013, it was Tartt's first novel since The Little Friend in 2002.The novel is a coming-of-age tale told in the first person. The protagonist, 13-year-old Theodore Decker, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum where his mother dies. While staggering through the debris, he takes with him a small Dutch Golden Age painting called The Goldfinch. It becomes a singular source of hope for him as he descends into a world of crime.


„Sometimes it's about playing a poor hand well.“

—  Donna Tartt, book The Goldfinch

Source: The Goldfinch

„Over 2,000 reptiles await you.“

—  Donna Tartt, book The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

„… my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky.“

—  Donna Tartt, book The Goldfinch

Source: The Goldfinch

„Can’t good come around sometimes through some strange back doors?“

—  Donna Tartt, book The Goldfinch

Source: The Goldfinch

„He was a planet without an atmosphere.“

—  Donna Tartt, book The Goldfinch

Source: The Goldfinch

„As long as I am acting out of love, I feel I am doing best I know how.“

—  Donna Tartt, book The Goldfinch

Source: The Goldfinch

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