“Not a word, not a word of love, Prehaps, she thought, he does not love in the ordinary way. God loves us, after all, He manifests it in cancer, cholera, Siamese twins. Not all forms of love are comprehensible, and some forms of love destroy what they touch.”
“Innocence is a bleeding wound without a bandage, a wound that opens with every casual knock from casual passers-by. Experience is an armour.”
“God loves us, after all; He manifests it in cancer, cholera, Siamese twins. Not all forms of love are comprehensible, and some forms of love destroy what they touch”
“High spirits are a foolish waste in those destined for the chain gang of marriage and the mill”
“Christ died to free us from the burden of our sin, but he never, so far as [Sister Philomena:] could see, lifted a finger to free us from our stupidity”
“And they say [money's] the root of all evil. Well, Protestants say that. Catholics know better.”
“Don't let him take who you are. Make him fear who you'll become.”
“My heart is incredibly invested in this man, tangled in a web of love that almost makes it difficult to breathe.”
“How adaptable human beings were without even realizing it, slipping blindly from state to state. One morning it was summer, the next you woke up and the whole year was over; one minute you were thirty, the next sixty, sixty next year quick as a wink, how fast it all was. How quickly and smoothly, yet how shockingly, when you thought about it, the seasons and the years gave way to each other”
“He looked so boring I didn't dare get too close to him for fear he'd snatch part of my brain”
“When you trust someone, you don't need to know everything.”
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