October 14, 2016

Qiu Xiaolong Quotes

“A desperately sick man will seek help from any doctor. “

“Among them, there was a glass bowl containing live shrimp immersed in white liquor. The drunken shrimp were still jumping, though less and less energetically. “

“History is like a mirror, capable of showing what a man really is”

“if you memorize three hundred Tang poems, you might be able to write a little. “

“If you work hard enough at something, it begins to make itself part of you, even though you do not really like it and know that part isn’t real. “

“Justice was like coloured balls in a magician’s hand, changing colour and shape all the time beneath the light of politics. “

“Life is like the footprint left by a solitary crane in the snow, visible for one moment, and then gone.”

“The wind languished. The floral curtain ceased flapping. The moonlight streamed through, lighting up her face. It was a young, animated face. At that moment, it touched a string, a peg, deep inside him. “