“Being strong means allowing yourself to cry over the things you can't change; laugh when things are funny; smile when you're happy. It means understanding where your breaking point is, and yet, going further and still remaining whole. Strong people push themselves to the limits of pain and joy. They fall to their knees in agony, then they lift up their faces to find the beautiful morning rays shining down on them, and they rise to their feet. Being strong means never giving up, no matter how crushed you are, and finding happiness in the smallest parts of life.”
“No matter how dark it gets, the sun always rises eventually and starts a new day. The darkness is forgotten.”
“We all die, Damian. Before I do, I want to love with all my heart. Give all I have, experience all I can, and leave behind some piece of me that will never be forgotten. I want to enjoy the time I have left. I'm choosing life. Moments. Memories. For you.”
“Pain has a purpose. It makes us stronger. More compassionate. Able to love more deeply than we thought possible. If we let it, it makes us better people.”
“Is it too much to hope that maybe, just maybe, he could look past the cancer and see me?”
“Pain, even though it hurt, made us stronger—if it didn’t destroy us first.”
“You know, sometimes, what might seem like giving up is when we're in the midst of the toughest battle we'll ever face.”
“I was strong because cancer is resolute, and I didn't want the beast to win.”
“Just because it’s not easy, doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.”
“Life isn't about merely surviving. It's about living.”
“Being strong means allowing yourself to cry over the things you can’t change; laugh when things are funny; smile when you’re happy. It means understanding where your breaking point is, and yet, going further and still remaining whole.”
“Pain has a purpose. It makes us stronger. More compassionate. Able to love more deeply than we thought possible. If we let it, it makes us better people”
“What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
“- Като дете изпитвах същото по клоните на големите дървета. Да стоиш прилепен до един ствол, толкова древен, че и най-древната човешка памет бледнее пред него, ти внушава същото чувство за място в света.”
“Riley was quiet for a minute. She gathered her blanket all around her. "Paul always loved you, Alice. He knows I know that. I know he loves me, too. But it's different."
Alice opened her mouth, but nothing came out at first. "He loved me once. But I think that part is over," she said slowly.
"No, it's not. It hasn't even begun." Riley took Alice's bare foot in her hand and squeezed it. "I told him, though, that he better be good to you. When you came along, I said I'd share you, but I told him to remember that you're my sister. I loved you first."
“No man easily admits that he is afraid.”
“…two lumpy old ladies in semitransparent raincoats, like potatoes in cellophane…”
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