“smarter than me. But here's the thing my life did get better. I made a decision to let go of my dreams, because they were killing me, and I stopped asking the impossible of myself. I changed my attitude and decided to focus on what I had rather than what i didn't have.”
“That's the thing with relationships, I understood: it doesn't mean we don't hurt one another; how can we help it sometimes, we're only human. But if you love someone, you get hurt and you manage to forgive. And be forgiven.”
“The stars are always there, even in the daytime. Sometimes we just can't see them.”
“However, often when fatal things are happening, you don't know at the time that they're fatal. You get an inkling that they're Not Good, that they Haven't Helped, but only the passage of time will reveal just how bad they are.”
“If it don't come back, it was never yours. If it comes back, it's yours to keep.”
“Once the door to one disaster had opened, the possibilities for catastrophe seemed open-ended and I felt I'd no choice but to go along with my life as it unraveled.”
“The stars are always there, even in the daylight. Sometimes we just can't see them.”
“You don't have to sleep with someone, you can be unfaithful with your emotions.”
“Im sorry, I thought it would be better that way. Less painful, to just let it all fade away.”
“Isn't it strange that sometimes the memory of an act of kindness can cause more pain than the cruel stuff?”
“La corrente della vita mi spingeva in avanti, ma io resistevo. Preferivo il passato, non ancora convinta che con Shay fosse davvero finita. Quando lo avevo salutato sul traghetto non sapevo che sarebbero trascorsi quindici anni prima di rivederlo.”
“I felt at one and the same time quite close, within reach of my hand, and yet an infinite distance away, an unknown world of goodness. Often Isa had said to me: 'You, who see nothing but evil.... You, who see evil everywhere....' It was true, and it was not true.”
“When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding.”
“Looking down at my feet, he laughs a little, and then says, "Don't turn your toes outward like in ballet." I turn my toes straight forward. It feels awkward. Now make a fist and keep your hand close to your face." He shows me how. "You want your weight to be on the balls of your feet, not in your heels." "That's the only thing that comes naturally to me." I'm getting frustrated. This is hard work.”
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (I Corinthians 13: 7-8a ESV)”
“A person of “good character” was one who acted in accordance with the expectations of his community”
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