16+ quotes from One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Quotes from One for the Murphys

Lynda Mullaly Hunt ·  224 pages

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“But most of all, I'll remember how she loved me. I turn away, knowing that I might never get to see Julie Murphy again. But I will know her for the rest of my life.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“Do you know what courage is? It's being afraid and doing it anyway.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“All these gifts you have, Carley. All these gifts you have." -pg. 157”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“I feel like the things I should say are the things I can't say. And the things I could say are the things I shouldn't say.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“I guess sometimes you don't know what you want because you don't know it exists.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“Sometimes I wonder. On the pathetic scale, where would I land? I know other kids my age would go to the mall if they cut school, but I'm off to the library.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“You regret the things you don't do more than the things you do.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“If you put off a vibe that you can handle yourself, other people will start treating you that way. Everything is attitude.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“We've both changed. We're tired of having the world push us into places we don't want to be. We're both scared of losing love that maybe we never had to being with. We can have whatever we want in our lives. It's only a matter of deciding. But we don't have to do it alone. We have each other.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“...I realize that Toni and I feel the same way about things. That we've both changed. That we're tired of having the world push us into places we don't want to be. That we're both scared of losing love that maybe we never had to begin with. That we can have whatever we want in our lives; it's only a matter of deciding. But Toni and I don't have to do it alone. We have each other." -Carley”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“My mouth dries up. I know I am not apologizing for the picture. I am sorry for being there in the first place.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“I begin to think that a foster mother who smokes cigars and makes me sleep in the basement would be a relief.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“Would you say...that you're yourself around her? I always think that's the true measure of how good a friend is" -Mrs. Murphy”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“My fingers play with my hospital bracelet. I stare at my name. Carley Connors. Thirteen letters. How unlucky can one person be? I think about my mother. Still there, lying in her hospital bed like an eggplant.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“Connecticut is covered with them, but in March the branches are still bare. Like long, gray fingers waving us along as we speed by.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


“It's just a matter of making a decision and following through.”
― Lynda Mullaly Hunt, quote from One for the Murphys


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Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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