29+ quotes from The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

Quotes from The Gift

Cecelia Ahern ·  305 pages

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“Time cant be given. But it can be shared.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that as as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it's audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands. It had a playful side too, as it enjoyed the crowd, tossed the children about, knocked lilos over, tipped over windsurfers, occasionally gave sailors helping hands; all done with a secret little chuckle”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Time is more precious than gold, more precious than diamonds, more precious than oil or any valuable treasures. It is time that we do not have enough of; it is time that causes the war within our hearts, and so we must spend it wisely.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“What is it with science these days? Everyone is so quick to believe in it, in all these new scientific discoveries, new pills for this, new pills for that. Get thinner, grow hair, yada, yada, yada, but when it requires a little faith in something you all go crazy.' He shook his head, 'If miracles had chemical equations then everyone would believe.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for christmas morning.Time can't be given.But it can be shared”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Sometimes you have to give yourself to somebody in order to see who you are. Sometimes you have to unravel things to get to the core”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Being the best was as equal to being in the middle, which was equal to being the worst. All were merely a state of being. It was how a person felt in that state and why they were in that state that was the important thing.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“People tell stories and it's up to those who listen whether to believe or not."

"Shouldn't the storyteller believe it."

"The storyteller should tell it.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“I was the life and she was the soul of every party.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“If miracles had chemical equations then everyone would believe.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“This story is about people,secrets and time.About people who, not unlike parcels,hide secrets,who cover themselves with layers until they present themselves to the right ones who can unwrap them and see inside.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“People who constantly looked over their shoulders bumped into things. Paths are so much clearer when people stop looking at what everyone else is doing and instead concentrate on themselves.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Any tightrope walker can walk in a straight line and hold a cane at the same time. It's the balancing on the rope at those dizzying heights that they have to practise”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of your soul.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“The next best thing never last for too long”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“People tell stories, and it's up to those who listen whether to believe them or not. It's not the job of the storyteller.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Time can't be given. But it can be shared.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Paths are so much clearer when people stop looking at what everyone else is doing and instead concentrate on themselves.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“A good deed was indeed a triumph for the soul.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“A man should never neglect his family for business.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“People, like houses, hold their secrets. Sometimes the secrets inhabit them, and sometimes people inhabit their secrets. They wrap their arms tight to hug them close, twist their lying tongues around the truth. But, like gravy left overnight, the truth is a thin layer of film that forms and covers the surface. The truth prevails, rises above all else. It squirms and wriggles inside, grows until the swollen tongue can’t wrap itself around the lie any longer, until the time comes when it needs to spit the words out and send truth flying through the air and crashing into the world like…well, like a frozen dead bird through a living room window. Truth and time always work alongside each other.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“So that makes time more precious, doesn’t it? More precious than money, more precious than anything. You can never earn more time. Once an hour goes by, a week, a month, a year, you’ll never get them back.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Time is more precious than gold, more precious than diamonds, more precious than oil or any valuable treasures. It is time that we do not have enough of; it is time that causes the war within our hearts, and so we must spend it wisely. Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can’t be given. But it can be shared.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“This story is about people, secrets, and time. About people who, not unlike wrapped parcels, cover themselves with layers and layers until they present themselves to the right ones who can unwrap them and see inside.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“This is a story about people who find out who they are. About people who are unraveled and whose cores are revealed to all who count. And those who count are finally revealed to them. Just in time.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Appreciating your loved ones,” Raphie said, a little embarrassed at first. “Acknowledging all the special people in your life. Concentrating on what’s important.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“The fear was there; it was there all the time, but it was merely disguised as something else for others to see.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“man’s lesson is another man’s tale, but often, a man’s tale can be another’s lesson.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


“Das Meer war ein lebendiges Wesen, so unberechenbar wie ein großer Theaterschauspieler: es konnte ruhig und freundlich sein, konnte sein Publikum mit offenen Armen willkommen heißen und schon im nächsten Moment sein stürmisches Temperament unter Beweis stellen, Menschen herumschleudern, als wollte es sie hinauswerfen, konnte Küsten attackieren und ganze Inseln zerstören. Es hatte verspielte Seiten, es mochte die Menschen, schaukelte Kinder, kippte Luftmatratzen, brachte Windsurfer aus dem Gleichgewicht, ging aber gelegentlich auch Seeleuten helfend zur Hand – alles mit einem verschmitzten Kichern.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Gift


About the author

Cecelia Ahern
Born place: in Dublin, Ireland
Born date September 30, 1981
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