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Quotes from Still Me

Jojo Moyes ·  390 pages

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“I had a choice. I was Louisa Clark from New York or Louisa Clark from Stortfold. Or there might be a whole other Louisa I hadn’t yet met. The key was making sure that anyone you allowed to walk beside you didn’t get to decide which you were, and pin you down like a butterfly in a case. The key was to know that you could always somehow find a way to reinvent yourself again.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Books are what teach you about life. Books teach you empathy. But you can’t buy books if you barely got enough to make rent. So that library is a vital resource! You shut a library, Louisa, you don’t just shut down a building, you shut down hope.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I thought about how you’re shaped so much by the people who surround you, and how careful you have to be in choosing them for this exact reason, and then I thought, despite all that, in the end maybe you have to lose them all in order to truly find yourself.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Know first who you are and then adore yourself accordingly.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“All this nonsense about women having it all. We never could and we never shall. Women always have to make the difficult choices. But there is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“You always have one foot in two places. You can never be truly happy because, from the moment you leave, you are two selves, and wherever you are one half of you is always calling to the other.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“If someone likes you, they will stay with you; if they don’t like you enough to stay with you, they aren’t worth being with anyway. You know that. You are a sensible, mature”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“There is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I remembered Agnes's words: that we who traveled far from home would always have our hearts in two places. I placed my hand on the candlewick bedspread. And, finally, I wept.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“you can hang on to your hurt out of some misplaced sense of pride, or you can just let go and relish whatever precious time you have.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“You shut down a library Louisa, you don't just shut down a building, you shut down hope.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Books are what teach you about life. Books teach you empathy.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“The key was making sure that anyone you allowed to walk beside you didn’t get to decide which you were, and pin you down like a butterfly in a case. The key was to know that you could always somehow find a way to reinvent yourself again.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“You had to seize the day. You had to embrace opportunities as they came. You had to be the kind of person who said yes.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I know this – nobody gets everything. And we immigrants know this more than anyone. You always have one foot in two places. You can never be truly happy because, from the moment you leave, you are two selves, and wherever you are one half of you is always calling to the other. This is our price, Louisa. This is the cost of who we are.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Reader, I did the stupid thing. I looked her up on Facebook. It didn't take more than forty minutes to filter this Katie Ingram from the other hundred or so. Her profile was unlocked, and contained the logo for the NHS. Her job description said: "Paramedic: Love My Job!!!" She had hair that could have been red or strawberry blond, it was hard to tell from the photographs, and she was possibly in her late twenties, pretty, with a snub nose. In the first thirty photographs she had posted she was laughing with friends, frozen in the middle of Good Times. She looked annoyingly good in a bikini (Skiathos 2014!! What a laugh!!!!!), she had a small, hairy dog, a penchant for vertiginously high heels, and a best friend with long, dark hair who was fond of kissing her cheek in pictures (I briefly entertained the hope that she was gay but she belonged to a Facebook group called: Hands up if you're secretly delighted that Brad Pitt is single again!!).”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I thought how lucky you might be to find not one but two extraordinary men to love - and what a fluke it was if they happened to love you back.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Dean Martin growled at me, as if in agreement. I was going to say something else but trying to work out which of his eyes was actually looking at me was weirdly distracting.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I know this - nobody gets everything. And we immigrants know this more than anyone. You always have one foot in two places. You can never be truly happy because, from the moment you leave, you are two selves, and wherever you are one half of you is always calling to the other.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Across Manhattan the sun glowed orange, the endless sea of glittering skyscrapers reflecting back a peach light, the centre of the world, going about its business. A million lives below me, a million heartbreaks big and small, tales of joy and loss and survival, a million little victories every day.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I thought about the fact that there seemed to be such a high cost to anything a woman chose to do with her life, unless she simply aimed low. But I knew that already, didn’t I? I had come here and it had cost me dear.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Oh, Louisa, you can hang on to your hurt out of some misplaced sense of pride, or you can just let go and relish whatever precious time you have.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I think about your sister a lot. I think about Will too. When people we love die young it’s a nudge, reminding us that we shouldn’t take any of it for granted, that we have a duty to make the most of what we have. I feel like I finally get that.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“I thought about how you’re shaped so much by the people who surround you, and how careful you have to be in choosing them for this exact reason, and then I thought, despite all that, in the end maybe you have to lose them all in order to truly find yourself”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“«Te vas a sentir incómoda en tu nuevo mundo durante un tiempo. Siempre es extraño vernos fuera del lugar donde”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“You said . . . nobody would ever hurt me again. You said that. When you came to New York.” My voice emerged from somewhere in my chest. “I never thought for a moment you would be the one to do it.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Felix ignored her for the entire time she was there, breaking off only to wash his bottom with what seemed like almost insulting enthusiasm.”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“«La sabiduría y el conocimiento darán estabilidad a tus tiempos».”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


“Nathan poured himself a black coffee and replaced the jug in the”
― Jojo Moyes, quote from Still Me


About the author

Jojo Moyes
Born place: in London, England, The United Kingdom
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