“One thing I've learnt recently is that blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter.”
“Someone else's success is not your failure.”
“There's enough room for everyone to do the thing they're good at.”
“Why do boys think they can fight over someone like she's some kind of trophy?”
“Mind if I cut in?’ says the voice. An American voice. My heart flutters then starts beating wildly. It isn’t … It can’t be … But it is. It’s Noah Flynn.”
“Focus on your own lane, go at your own pace, don't look sideways. Someone else's success does not have to impact you or detract from what you achieve.”
“But I guess you never really know some people. Sometimes they can be wonderful; sometimes they can be the absolute worst. You just have to decide how much of either you can accept.”
“Maybe this whole growing-up thing isn't so bad after all.”
“Outside there's a chill in the air that reminds me autumn is on the way, even though it's still only September. This time of year is my absolute favourite; the leaves start to turn golden and wither away after their summer of hard work, and the sun seems to shine a lot more clearly as the mist from the summer heat disappears. Everything just seems a little brighter and fresher--a clean slate. That's exactly what I need.”
“There are a lot of maybes, but it's better than the nevers that were there before.”
“People need to be touched and talked to, they need to know somebody else in the world cares.”
“It felt like I’d lost something I didn’t know I wanted. And I realized you could get used to anything—even being alone for years—right until the moment you touched something better than what you had.”
“In the course of a long experience of the human race, I have learned that you can never make them understand anything, unless you rub it in.”
“A lady must always be prepared. Snacks are an essential part of espionage.” Sophronia”
“There’s a profound difference between interest and commitment. Interest reads a book; commitment applies the book 50 times.”
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