Cuando una mujer encuentra un libro (XVIII) One Day

"He had one of those faces where you were aware of the bones beneath the skin, as  if even his bare skull would be attractive"

"The city had defeated her, just like they said it would. Like some overcrowded party, no one had noticed her arrival, and no one would notice if she left."

"The sea was very calm and clear like some wonderful aquarium, jade with a phosphorescent gleam; if you scooped it up it would glow in your hands."

"he owned a fridge full of premium cider and a bathroom full of multi bladed razors, and though he disliked cider and the razors gave him a rash, life was pretty good here,"

" and for one moment she contemplates how pleasant it would feel to hurl the wretched thing into the Thames, watch the phone hit the water  like half a brick. But she would have to remove the SIM card first, which would deaden the symbolism somewhat, and such dramatic gestures are for films and TV. Besides, she can't afford tu buy another phone. "

"You're gorgeous, you old hag one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle."

"'What are you going to do with your life?' In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing, and still she was no nearer an answer. The future rose up ahead of her, a succession of empty days, each more daunting and unknowable than the one before her. How would she ever fill them all?
She began walking again, south towards The Mound. 'Live each day as if it's your last', that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn't practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at... something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance."