The 10 Best Quotes from "The Bridges of Madison County"

My favorite quotes from «The Bridges of Madison County», written by Robert James Waller. A book I really love, a book that tells me more than words can ever say. These quotes are the reason why I love the book so much more than the movie, even though it’s such a wonderful movie too ...

So many feelings, so much truth. And so much soul for soulmates. Winking

Joasone, these quotes are for you, and for all the Ones able to understand.

And if you haven’t read the book already, you should! In English, of course.

Number 10:

«When I think of why I make pictures, the reason that I can come up with just seems that I've been making my way here. It seems right now that all I've ever done in my life is making my way here to you.» (Robert)

Number 9:

«The leopard swept over her, again and again and yet again, like a long prairie wind, and rolling beneath him, she rode on that wind like some temple virgin towards the sweet, compliant fires marking the soft curve of oblivion.»

Number 8:

«So here I am walking around with another person inside of me. Though I think I put it better the day we parted when I said there is a third person we have created from the two of us. And I am stalked now by that other entity.» (Robert)

Number 7:

«Don’t you see, I love you so much that I cannot think of restraining you for a moment» (Francesca)

Number 6:

«I dont want to need you, 'cause I can't have you.» (Robert)

Number 5:

«In a way he was not of this earth, that's about as clear as I can say it. I've always thought of him as a leopard like creature who rode in on the tail of a comet.» (Francesca)

Number 4:

«And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before.» (Francesca)

Number 3:

«God or the universe or whatever one chooses to label the great system of balance and order does not recognize Earth-time. To the universe, four days is no different than four billion light years. I try to keep that in mind.» (Robert in a letter to Francesca)

Number 2:

«It's clear to me now that I have been moving towards you and you towards me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty humming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving towards one another.» (Robert in his first letter to Francesca)

Number 1:

And she heard his voice coming back down the highway. «In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.»

And one bonus quote, because it’s so true - in so many ways:

«We are the choises we make.» (Francesca)