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I found myself grinning until my cheeks hurt, my scalp prickling till I thought it might lift off my head. My tongue ran away from me, giddy with freedom. This, and this, and this, I said to him. I did not have to fear that I spoke too much. I did not have to worry that I was too slender, or too slow. This and this and this! I taught him how to skip stones, and he taught me how to carve wood. I could feel every nerve in my body, every brush of air against my skin.

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

I came across 'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller in one of the most romantic ways one can find a story. I was digging through a pile of used books at my local library when my hand gravitated toward its brilliant teal and glistening gold cover.

- Taylor Jenkins Reid

Who was he if not destined for fame?

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

That is — your friend?" "Philtatos," Achilles replied, sharply. Most beloved.

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Above us, the constellations spun and the moon paced her weary course. We lay stricken and sleepless as the hours passed.

- Madeline Miller

Indeed, he seemed utterly unaware of his effect on the boys around him.

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

He is half of my soul,as the poets say.

- Madeline Miller The song of achilles

and her skin shone luminous and impossibly pale, as if it drank light from the moon.

- Madeline Miller

Name one hero who was happy.

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Peleus acknowledged this. "Yet other boys will be envious that you have chosen such a one. What will you tell them?" "I will tell them nothing." The answer came with no hesitation, clear and crisp. "It is not for them to say what I will do.

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.