Quotes from The Opportunist

Tarryn Fisher ·  278 pages

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“You can only give your heart away once, after that, everything else will chase your first love”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I think that after the first time you give your heart away, you never get it back. The rest of your life is just you pretending that you still have a heart.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Go be with your husband ... before he realises that he's still in love with me”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“You will remember every day for the rest of your life because I was the one and you threw me away." And then he left.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“There is more to loving someone than just making yourself happy. You have to want him to be happier than you are.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist



“I have finally accepted that there are consequences to every action. I earned them and they are rightfully mine. There is no time to make bad decisions. Every step is precious. The definition of living is mine.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Please don't forget me, because the possibility of that hurts more than anything else.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I fell in love underneath a tree.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I had now officially secured my front row seat on the train to Hell. Choo choo”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“He was my crack. I could never get enough, and when I had him I was already thinking about when I could have him next.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist



“Olivia, you can have any man you want. Why him ? Why is it always about Caleb ?" "Because...because I didn't need anyone until I met him.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I was a relationship retard. I kicked, shoved, and punched people out of my life, so they never had a chance to hurt me.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I love you too, Olivia. More than I could ever love another soul. There hasn't been a single hour in seven years that I haven't thought of you.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“In a sense I’m so far gone, I don‘t know what to say,” I begin. “I love you so much, and there are so many things that I didn’t get to tell you. I was so scared of the way that you loved me, Caleb.” I swipe at a tear that is leaking from my eye and continue.
“You changed everything. I was so frightened of losing you that I did everything in my power to drive you away. I thought that if I didn’t, eventually you would see that
you were wasting your time with me and leave anyway. I miss you. No, not just miss
you, my heart aches every day because you’re not there. I am so sorry for what I did. All of it. Please, please don’t forget me, because the possibility of that hurts more than anything else.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I was waiting for you - for years. I didn't live. I just waited for you to come back.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist



“I take my first step and then my second, and right before the door closes, I look once more over my shoulder. Caleb is still under the tree, he winks at me, and I smile.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“I’m sorry, Olivia, for hurting you,” he said hoarsely and my heart heaved in my
chest. Why was his voice so gentle? Why wasn’t he screaming at me? I was the one
who did the hurting. It was me. My fault. My sin. My mess. “You will never see me again after today.” He paused and his next words struck me so deeply I would never recover from them. “I will love again, Olivia, you will hurt forever. What you’ve done is…You are worthless because you make yourself that way. You will remember me every day for the rest of your life because I was the one and you threw me away.” And then he left.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Life balances itself on a precarious ledge, we can stay safe up high or propel off the edge.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Oh what do you know about love ? You've never cheated to have it.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Handsome, fictional men were so much easier to stomach than real life ones who smelled of Christmas and looked like a Calvin Klein model”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist



“You'll be surprised what someone is able to handle given no other choice.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“You changed everything. I was so frightened of losing you that I did everything in my power to drive you away. I thought that if I didn't, eventually you would see that you were wasting your time with me and leave anyway.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“After everything happened with you and me, I tried to heal. I knew that I needed to forget you and move on. I hurt so much; everyday felt like a death sentence. I mourned you like you were dead and then, I met Leah. We were set up on a blind date and I remember feeling hope that day. It was the first day in a year that I felt hope. We took our time getting to know each other, I bought her a ring.” He shot me a look to see if I remembered the iceberg.

“And then, all of a sudden I missed you again. I mean, I never stopped missing you, but this time it hit me hard. I couldn’t go to sleep for a single night without seeing you in my dreams. I compared everything Leah did to everything I remembered about you. It was like the old wound opened itself up again and I was bleeding out my feelings for you.” I close my eyes at his words. Words that I want to hear badly but that are making my heart ache so terribly I can barely breathe.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Can I be your favorite girl?”
“You already are, Duchess.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“For once, I understood the Caleb mania. He was like a jalapeno, bright and smooth, but dangerously hot. A small part of me wanted to bit him.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist



“She is playing games with someone who knows how to play them better.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Whether I'm standing behind you or facing you, the view's pretty nice.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Look, when you get your memory back and can divulge all your secrets from the past, we'll have a sleepover and I'll tell you everything; but, as far as I'm concerned, until that day arrives, we both have amnesia.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“Caleb had been my imperfection, with his slightly Americanized British accent, and the way he could play any sport and quote any philosopher. He was such a mix of class and jock, romance and jerk, it made me crazy.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist


“The kiss. The kiss. The kiss. It was chocolate cake and fizzy passion and goose bumps. No one had ever kissed me like that.”
― Tarryn Fisher, quote from The Opportunist



About the author

Tarryn Fisher
Born place: in Johannesburg, South Africa
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