Quotes from Searching for Perfect

Jennifer Probst ·  352 pages

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“Darth Maultini, please.” They stopped and stared. “A what?” He shot them a suffering expression. “One ounce sweet vermouth, one ounce vodka, one ounce whiskey, two ounces pomegranate cherry, and two lemon wedges cut up and spread around the glass.”
― Jennifer Probst, quote from Searching for Perfect


“A volte la gente crede di non peritare il lieto fine.
-Sognando te-”
― Jennifer Probst, quote from Searching for Perfect


“«Ti amo, Kennedy Ashe.»
(..)
«Qui non si tratta di me, piccola. Si tratta di te. Posso inseguirti in eterno, prometterti il mondo, ma se tu non ti decidi a fare il salto, se non prendi il rischio con me, è una battaglia persa in partenza. Non è solo il tuo corpo che amo. Amo la tua mente straordinaria, amo la tua anima buona, la tua forza interiore. Amo la vita che ti sei costruita con le tue amiche, il lavoro che hai scelto. Amo tutto di te, il buono e il cattivo, le luci e le ombre, e voglio condividere ogni cosa. Ma tu devi lasciarmelo fare.»”
― Jennifer Probst, quote from Searching for Perfect


“As Thomas Paine said, ‘What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.”
― Jennifer Probst, quote from Searching for Perfect


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