“When someone is in your heart, they're never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.”
“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.”
“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”
“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”
“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”
“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.”
“Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
“There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice. ”
“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.”
“Going back to something is harder than you think.”
“One day can bend your life.”
“You can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.”
“It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.”
“She put one hand on mine. “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.”
“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
“You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart.”
“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.”
“Kids chase the love that eludes them.”
“It’s funny. I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes.
The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,” he said. “You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.”
“The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.”
“I think what you notice most when you haven’t been home in a while is how much the trees have grown around your memories.”
“When you're rotten about yourself, you become rotten to everyone else, even those
“When death takes your mother, it steals that word forever.”
“She had a bottomless well of love for me.”
“In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word "divorce" came up. I always figured it came from some root that meant "divide." In truth, it comes from "divertere," which means "to divert."
I believe that. All divorce does is divert you, taking you away from everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you wanted and steering you into all kinds of other stuff, like discussions about your mother's girdle and whether she should marry someone else.”
“I thought about the days i had handed over to a bottle..the nights i can't remember..the mornings i slept thru..all the time spent running from myself.”
“What was surprising--and would largely be forgotten as time went on--was how well Adams had done. Despite the malicious attacks on him, the furor over the Alien and Sedition Acts, unpopular taxes, betrayals by his own cabinet, the disarray of the Federalists, and the final treachery of Hamilton, he had, in fact, come very close to winning in the electoral count. With a difference of only 250 votes in New York City, Adams would have won an electoral count of 71 to 61. So another of the ironies of 1800 was that Jefferson, the apostle of agrarian America who loathed cities, owed his ultimate political triumph to New York.”
“We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.”
“Lester wanted to rise up out of this like a cloud, to drift over the valley and shore to the Pacific, to dissolve into its huge green expanse like rain.”
“You don't fall in love because you fall in love; you fall in love because of the need, desperate, to fall in love. when you feel that need, you have to watch your step: like having drunk a philter, the kind that makes you fall in love with the first thing you meet. It could be a duck-billed platypus.”
“We are all affected by our pasts, but it is within our power not to let what we have done to dictate what we will do.”
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