Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

“‘When one is young, one thinks of love as the most important thing,’ Professor Shan said, still facing the window. ‘It’s natural if you think so, though I do hope you’ve learned a few things from the books I’ve read to you. One could waste one’s life pursuing a flower in the mirror, a moon in the river, but that is not what I want to see happen to you.'”

Kindness from Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, p. 38
By Yiyun Li
Published 2010
Labels: Contemporary, Quotes, Short Story,

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