Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · 517 pages
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“When you’ve found the right one - when you see him, when you’re with him - you’ll feel like you’re coming home.”
“There were so many of these moments that could never be captured accurately, even in the camcorder, only in the heart.”
“But how did you know that it was Stacy?”
“There wasn’t a green light flashing, that’s for sure,” he said. “Mostly, I felt I’d met a person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. That I didn’t need to look any further.””
“But how can you be sure?” I persisted.
“You can’t. There’s not just one person in the world who’s your type. There’s a whole group with the same likes and dislikes. But you want to spend your whole life looking for all of them? You just feel that everything’s right. You’re at peace with yourself.”
“We all have our own battles to fight, and sometimes we have to go it alone. I'm stronger than you think, you'd be surprised.”
“I know, but if I feel this bad for Gramps, how am I going to feel when it’s Dad?” Tyler told me.
“You’ll feel even worse, of course, but you’ll carry on, because happiness has a way of creeping in again. It really does,” I said.”
“I wanted my children and grandchildren to know that no matter when you are born or where you live, happiness and disappointments have the same flavors the world over.”
“Only imagination and belief can differentiate from the rest certain objects, certain people, and can create an atmosphere.”
“Love is random; fear is inevitable.”
“Art is the creation of beauty; it is the expression of thought or feeling
in a form that seems beautiful or sublime, and therefore arouses in us some reverberation of that primordial delight which woman gives to man, or man to woman.”
“Any hot plans for the weekend, Peabody?”
“My usual, flicking off men like flies, breaking hearts, crushing souls.”
“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.”
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