Quotes by Elena Ferrante

"she was explaining to me that I had won nothing, that in the world there is nothing to win, that her life was full of varied and foolish adventures as much as mine, and that time simply slipped away without any meaning, and it was good just to see each other every so often to hear the mad sound of the brain of one echo in the mad sound of the brain of the other."

"The circle of an empty day is brutal and at night it tightens around your neck like a noose."

"Words: with them you can do and undo as you please."

"Each of us narrates our life as it suits us."

"Children don’t know the meaning of yesterday, of the day before yesterday, or even of tomorrow, everything is this, now: the street is this, the doorway is this, the stairs are this, this is Mamma, this is Papa, this is the day, this the night."

Books by Elena Ferrante

  • The Lost Daughter
  • 12,929 ratings
  • March 1st 2008 by Europa Editions

    (first published 2006)

  • Troubling Love
  • 11,338 ratings
  • March 15th 2016 by Europa

    (first published 1992)

Elena Ferrante
  • Elena Ferrante

  • Born: Italy.

  • Description: Elena Ferrante is a pseudonymous Italian novelist. Ferrante's books, originally published in Italian, have been translated into many languages. Her four-book series of Neapolitan Novels are her most widely known works.