“You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”
“After a certain point, a heart with so many stress fractures can never be anything but broken.”
“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”
“There is a place in you that you don't even know exists, where you can simply stand back and watch without feeling any pain.”
“A very wise man once told me that you can't look back-you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”
“Raw love, like raw heartache, could blindside you.”
“if i'm going to fuck up my life, does it really matter which way i do it?.”
“Missed opportunities were never superficial wounds; they cut straight to the bone.”
“A lie took two parties - the weaver of the tale and the sucker who so badly wanted to believe it.”
“All it takes is a second and your whole life can get turned upside down.”
“What you had could never make up for what you'd lost.”
“Some people don't know what to do with an act of kindness.”
“I think we deserve a happily-ever-after."
"If anyone ever did, it's us.”
“When it's all over, you're remembered for what you did, not what you said you were going to do.”
“People change, but only if you give them room to do it.”
“Have you ever really held the hand of someone you love? Not just in passing, a loose link between you - but truly clasped, with the pulses of your wrists beating together and your fingers mapping the knuckles and nails like a cartographer learning a country by heart?”
“Sometimes it made her want to put her fist through glass; other times, it made her cry a river.”
“She understood how a world jammed with phones, email, and faxes could still leave you feeling utterly alone.”
“Lies were only as strong as the suckers that believed them.”
“Why are you doing this to yourself? When something bad happens, why do you have to pick at it until it bleeds all over again?”
“the letters are mixed up. U and I should be together.”
“The best way to prevent a heartache was to cushion the coming blow.”
“I think...she said finally, "that all of us have got our ghosts.”
“He gently touched his mother's cheek, felt her sorrow slip over his fingertips.”
“every now and then, i worry about people in the third world countries. and then i figure if they all started having sex, their lives would be considerably brighter.”
“The Lord turned water into wine. All I'm suggesting is a trip to the grocery store.”
“You can be strapped to the most stable chair and still feel the world give way beneath you.”
“You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your futue”
“A filament of sensation sizzled between them, like a thin string of kerosene that, for the love of a match, could turn into a wall of fire.”
“I used to hope that if we had to give up our old life, we'd get a new one.”
“The prime minister's final flourish, Honour your country, for the eyes of the country are upon you, complete with drumrolls and bungle blasts, unearthed from the attics of the mustiest of nationalistic rhetoric, was ruined by a Good night that rang entirely false, but then that is the great thing about ordinary words, they are incapable of deceit.”
“You didn't lose everything."
"Neither did you.”
“One Master and one apprentice; one to embody the power, the other to crave it”
“She burst out laughing. God, I loved that sound so much. I knew I’d never be the same when I lost it to the silence. I’d happily give up every noise in the world if I could just keep her laugh. But my life didn’t work that way.”
“He was a horrid-looking fellow. Fat as a pig he was, and his face was the colour of cottage cheese. His collar was unbuttoned and his silk tie was spotted with egg stain. His stomach stuck out like a sagging pillow and his little thin legs fell away under it to end in torn felt slippers. He was all bristly blond jowls, tiny puffy hands and long blond curly hair, like some monstrous baby swelled to man size.”
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