“Maybe time didn't heal wounds exactly, but it gave you a kind of armor, or a new perspective. A way to remember with a smile instead of a sob.”
“It isn’t about being at the same school or the same town or even the same room. It’s about being together. Love is a choice you make.”
“In the sea of grief, there were islands of grace, moments in time when one could remember what was left rather than all that had been lost.”
“Jude remembered this pain. Every woman had felt some version of it: the end of first love. It was when you learned, for good and always, that love could be impermanent.”
“It’s a promise ring,” he said solemnly. “The lady at the store said it’s what you give the girl you love. It means I want to marry you someday.”
“Oh, Mia. You haven’t even begun to find out who you really are, and, believe me, other boys are going to fall in love with you. If a guy can’t see how special you are, he isn’t good enough for you.”
“I look at people who aren’t us and I hate them.”
“Even as she listened to murmurs of support, she heard the relief in other people’s voices, the immense gratitude that it wasn’t their child who had died. She heard I’m so sorry until she despised those words as she had never despised anything in her life, and she discovered an anger in her soul that was new.”
“Toliko ga je voljela. Ta ljubav ne samo da joj je bila u krvi — bila je to sama krv. Nije znala imaju li svi drugi pravo kad kažu da će ta ljubav jednoga dana izblijedjeti poput stare fotografije. Odakle da zna? Znala je samo da je ljubav prema njemu ono najbolje u njoj i da bi joj bez nje srce bilo prazno.”
“A watering system had kept everything alive; plants, like people, learned to grow in rocky terrain.”
“Like geese,” she whispered into the tiny, shell-pink ear, “their babies imprint on the mama in the first sighting and never forget.”
“We are gonna be Harry and Hermione. Friends forever.”
“Maybe time didn’t heal wounds exactly, but it gave you a kind of armor, or a new perspective. A”
“Mrs. Rondle gave us a pop quiz. So lame.”
“If the bards of old the true has told
The sirens have raven hair.
But over the earth since art had birth,
They paint the angels fair.”
“Even if there were doubt as to when life begins, the benefit of the doubt should be given to protecting life—reasonable people don’t shoot unless they’re absolutely sure they won’t kill an innocent human being.”
“Having won over his own people—in itself no mean feat, for they were a disparate bunch, drawn from all manner of creeds, colors, and tribes—he then went out and won over the enemy.”
“You’re too cute, Katinka, for a historian.”
“It is terrible that we all die and lose everything we love; it is doubly terrible that so many human beings suffer needlessly while alive. That so much of this suffering can be directly attributed to religion—to religious hatreds, religious wars, religious taboos, and religious diversions of scarce resources—is what makes the honest criticism of religious faith a moral and intellectual necessity. Unfortunately, expressing such criticism places the nonbeliever at the margins of society. By merely being in touch with reality, he appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors.”
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