Quotes from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

Diane Chamberlain ·  522 pages

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“She felt happy these days, yet there was always an undercurrent of sadness just below the surface”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“You got dealt some crappy cards. But you're the one who has to decide how to play them.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“Just know, my darling girl, that if I could, I would call you every day of your life just to say "I love you" with nothing else attached to those words. No criticism. No advice. No requests. Just to say I love you.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“Every single person who comes into your life, from a doctor to a trash collector, can teach you something if you let them.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“when it comes to making a decision, look at both sides, listen to your heart, then pick one and dive in.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes



“I said I was afraid and she told me to think about a time I felt brave and take that feeling into the situation with me. It worked. It helped.”
Corinne leaned away from the Plexiglas, horrified.
“Of course, since that time, I’ve learned much more about the technique,” her mother said. “I’ve learned to make it much more elegant, but the basics are still the same. Take that old calm, confident feeling with you into the new situation. I used it or a variant of it with clients all the time.” She knit her eyebrows, looking hard at Corinne. “I used it for evil during the kidnapping,” she said. “Now you can use it for good.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“But somethings are just too important to let fear stand in the way.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“I think the important thing about making a decision is just to make it. Otherwise you can go nuts thinking about the pros and cons.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“So, when it comes to making a decision, look at both sides, listen to your heart, then pick one and dive in.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“The cost of doing something would be terrific; the cost of doing nothing even greater.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes



“done for the last few days has been completely wrong, even though you did it with the best of intentions. This is the risk you agreed to take. There are always consequences.” “Can I leave the baby with you?” she asked.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“You got dealt some crappy cards. But you're the one who has to decide how to play them.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


“seen that quick alteration of her features”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes


About the author

Diane Chamberlain
Born place: The United States
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