Quotes from Refuge

N.G. Osborne ·  464 pages

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“Trust your feelings never disown your instincts.”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge


“To delay love is not to deny it.”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge


“Key in life is learning when to cut loose.”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge


“There's like a billion stars and planets, you'd think there'd be life on one of them. I mean why else would God go to all that trouble?

Maybe to show us how special we are?

Yet, when I look at them I feel totally insignificant. That's the genius, no?”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge


“All you create is greater dispair in these girls' lives for you can't mourn the loss of something you never knew about in the first place.”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge



“We are hashest on the ones we love the most.”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge


“there’s any life out there?” Obaidullah shakes his head. “That against your religion?” Charlie says. “To be honestly I do not know.” “There’s like billions of stars and planets, you’d think there’d be life on one of them. I mean why else would God go to all that trouble?” “Maybe to show us how special we are.” “Yet when I look at them I feel totally insignificant.” “That is the genius, no?”
― N.G. Osborne, quote from Refuge


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N.G. Osborne
Born place: in The United Kingdom
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