“Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.”
“Sometimes a woman needs a man for company, no matter how useless he is.”
“Many times in life I've regretted the things I've said without thinking. But I've never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.”
“Opening up to the wrong person is like putting ammo in their hands.”
“Most men don't seem to get that telling a pissed-off woman to calm down is like throwing gunpowder on a fire.”
~ Liberty Jones”
“If loneliness was a choice, what was the other option? To settle for second-best and try to be happy with that? And was that fair to the person you settled for?”
“Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers actually get better when they've had a little time to mature. But others should be thrown out right away, No matter how you try to warm them up, they're never as good as when they were new.”
“I'd do almost anything for you. I think I'd kill for you. But I'm not going to comfort you while you cry in my arms over another man. - Gage Travis”
“What are you thinking?" he asks.
I know Gage hates it when I cry - he is completely undone by the sight of tears - so I blink hard against the sting. "I'm thinking how thankful I am for everything," I say, "even the bad stuff. Every sleepless night, every second of being lonely, every time the car broke down, every wad of gum on my shoe, every late bill and losing lottery ticket and bruise and broken dish and piece of burnt toast."
His voice is soft. "Why, darlin'?"
"Because it all led me here to you.”
“I'd sell my soul to have you. In my whole life, you'll always be what I wanted most."
~ Hardy Cates”
“You have to rely on whatever sparks you have inside.”
“Shock is a merciful condition. It allows you to get through disaster with a necessary distance between you and your feelings.”
“... I discovered life sometimes has a way of giving you what you need, but not in the form you expect.”
“The span of three or four minutes is pretty insignificant in the scheme of things. People lose hundreds of minutes everyday, squandering them on trivial things. But sometimes in those fragments of time, something can happen you'll remember the rest of your life.”
“A couple of times in your life, it happens like that. You meet a stranger, and all you know is that you need to know everything about him.”
“I realized I wasn't going to find a man until I was willing to expose myself to possible harm, to assume the risks of rejection and betrayal and heartbreak that came along with caring about someone. Someday, I promised myself, I would be ready for that kind of risk.”
“Some people there's no getting over.”
“Poor people have few choices in life, and most of the time you don't think too much about it. You get the best you can and do without when necessary, and hope to God you won't be wiped out by something you can't control. But there are moments it hurts, where there is something you want in the very marrow of your bones and you know there is no way you can have it.”
“Darlin'...I know what you look like when you've been kissed.”
“I've always thought it was about finding the right person. But it's about choosing the right person, isn't it?”
“A sixty - eight, he wants you to go down on him but he won't return the favor. It would be sixty-nine but he owes you one.”
“And I wonder how Gage knew this is what my soul has craved. He turns me to face him, his eyes searching. It occurs to me that no one in my life has ever concerned himself so thoroughly with my happiness.”
“Alone-sex didn't count. It's like the difference between thinking to yourself or having a good conversation with someone----the pleasure is in the exchange."
“When you're walking through the darkness, you can't depend on anything or anyone else to light your way. You have to rely on whatever sparks you've got inside you. Or you're going to get lost.”
“I want you to admit just once what you feel
for me. I want to know if you'll miss me even
a little. If you'll remember me. If you're sorry
“I thought about the future, the oceans and continents he would cross, far away from everyone who knew and loved him. Far outside the sphere of his mothers prayers. Among the women of the future, there was one who would know his secrets and bear his children, and witness the changes the years worked on him. And it wouldnt be me.
“Be happy, honey. No
one deserves it more. But don't forget... I'm
keeping one little piece of your heart for myself.
And if you ever want it back.. .you know
where to find it.”
“The sight of a sullen teenager is common no matter where you go. Teenagers want things so powerfully and can never seen to get them, and to add insult to injury, people make light of your feelings because you are a teenager. They say time will mend a broken heart and they're often right. But not where my feelings for Hardy were concerned.”
“Asking an eight-year-old girl if something is a little over-the-top is like asking a Texan if there are too many jalapenos in the salsa. The answer is always no." -Liberty Jones”
“Actually, you know what? You keep thinking I'm God's gift to women, angel. It's better for me if you believe I'm the best you can get.”
“She'd never have to cut herself again. She carries a knife inside herself now, one that was always cutting her. She could feel it every time she swallowed, every time her thoughts strayed.”
“Derek picked the spot? Had he been hoping I'd be blinded by the morning sun and stumble off the edge?”
“The beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
“empty and closed, hovering in some frozen netherworld neither sun nor rain could thaw.”
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