6+ quotes from 40 Things I Want To Tell You by Alice Kuipers

Quotes from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

Alice Kuipers ·  286 pages

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“Top tip 4: Somtimes you're lying when you say nothing at all”
― Alice Kuipers, quote from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

“Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened. And if you can't do that, force a smile on your face and sob into your pillow later.”
― Alice Kuipers, quote from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

“I should have been braver myself, shown you it's okay to get hurt along the way.”
― Alice Kuipers, quote from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

“Being happy means you've decided to accept the imperfections and get on with it anyway.”
― Alice Kuipers, quote from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

“We don't have control over our lives. We just have control over how we take things.”
― Alice Kuipers, quote from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

“Number 40: Love is worth the risk.”
― Alice Kuipers, quote from 40 Things I Want To Tell You

About the author

Alice Kuipers
Born place: London, England, The United Kingdom
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