“But who ever said the easiest path
is the one you should choose?”
“Not sure there's been a single day of my life when everything was totally fine. And now? The best I can say is once in a while I'm not somersaulting in chaos.”
“Eventually, it becomes a matter of scale. When the good outweighs the bad, you stay. When the bad is the only thing you notice anymore, you think about your future, or what’s left of it, consider options.”
“I think it’s easy
to confuse love with other things.
Lust, for one. Need, for another”
“You know how they say revenge is best served up cold? I'd say it's best not served up at all. Revenge is a great motivator, but it doesn't help achieve the desired results. I've seen guys lose buddies, then go off half-cocked, piss fuel running through their veins. Things never turned out well.”
“Love is a fragile thing, easily destroyed by dishonesty.”
“Because if there's one thing I've learned through all this, it's to have faith in love.”
“Denial is a powerful thing. It makes you believe lies.”
“Mistakes are easy to come by. Why make the same one twice?”
“Humans aren't inherently good- a ludicrous proposition. Instinctively, people are barbarians. Cannibals, even. They eat each other alive, get off on torture, inflicting pain. This is not the image of the Gospel God. If God is love, and God is infinite, love would by definition be infinite. But love, for most, is a means to an end, and even in its purest form, it is fleeting. Not infinite.”
“Her halo was never gold, or it couldn't have rusted so completely.”
“Some say death is a doorway,
belief the key. Others claim you only
have to stumble across the threshold
to glimpse a hundred billion universes
in the blink of single silver shard.”
“Why does time erode relationships? Is there a way to avoid its relentless lapping? Is any love strong enough to withstand the chipping away?”
“I’m holding Eden in my hands, and it makes me glad there is no God to take this garden away from me.”
“Forgive myself for what, exactly, you bastard internal voice?”
“God is an invention of mankind, an excuse to exist, and to thrive, in a subhuman state.”
“There is no enough.’ Tarin flicked her indicator on, the clicking noise filling the car as she merged on to the motorway. ‘You seem to be forgetting that she’s in a clinical facility getting professional help. Which is great, obviously. Let them worry about how to deal with depression. You’re going to visit your friend, remember? Yes, she’s a patient, but she’s not your patient. So for God’s sake, don’t treat her like one.”
“Sifting through an urn of cremated remains you cannot tell if a person had successes, failures, grandchildren, felonies. “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
“An old childhood playmate once told me ‘second guessing every step prevents any forward momentum. Trust yourself. Forgive yourself. And move on.”
“I'm very much to blame for not seeing it before, but who on earth goes about suspecting an impossible outlandish thing like murder? That's something that happens in books, not among people you know.”
“The person who values community will oft be deceived and destroyed by the knave whose heart lies in selfish ambitions. For”
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