“Love knows not distance; It hath no continent; Its eyes are for the stars.”
“And that the love of a parent for a child is the most powerful force on earth.”
“Each of us thinks that our own mistake is the worst, because we have made it. We all live with guilt for our actions, Maia. Especially if we have chosen to keep them inside us for as long as you have. I’m sitting here feeling only sadness for you, not disapproval. And I really think that anyone else who heard your story would feel the same. It’s only you who blames yourself.”
“I wish that you will find love. It is the only thing in life that makes the pain of being alive bearable.”
“for every one bad apple, there are thousands more whose hearts are full of kindness.”
“Never let fear decide your destiny.”
“I knew that, although my life had been shaped by events out of my control, it was I who had chosen to react to them in the way I had”
“Love knows not distance;
It hath no continent;
It's eyes are for the stars.”
“L'amore non conosce distanze;
non ha continente,
i suoi occhi sono come le stelle.”
“Feelings I had for him had emerged suddenly, like the tight bud of a rose that blossoms magically overnight into a glorious colour.”
“been given brought us success and happiness? Some of my sisters were still very young and hadn’t”
“Kunst sollte für alle sichtbar sein', hatte er mir erklärt. 'Denn sie ist ein Seelengeschenk des Malers. Was vor den Blicken anderer verborgen werden muss, ist wertlos.”
“Forget the old man,” she says sternly, so coldly, so devoid of all the love that I know her to have, that I don’t recognize her, and for that I don’t recognize the world. They are my roots, my foundations, and they sit before me now uprooted and saying things I never thought they’d say. “You will not allow a Flawed to ruin your life,” she says, and her voice cracks.”
“You want me to say it?” he whispers. “Fine, I’ll say it. I want you. I fucking want you.”
“I guess we're almost friends now, or as friendly as you can get when you're not one hundred percent sure the other person isn't framing you for murder.”
“I had that hole in me, that empty space. I could have lived my life with it, content enough. I wasn’t an unhappy man.” He kept his eyes on hers as his thumb brushed lightly over the back of her hand. “Then, one day I felt something—a prickle at the back of my neck, a heat at the base of my spine. And standing at a memorial for the dead, I turned, and there you were.” He turned her hand over, interlocking fingers. “There you were, and it all shifted under my feet. You were everything I shouldn’t have, shouldn’t want or need. A cop for Jesus’ sake, with eyes that looked right into me.” He reached out, just a whisper of fingers on her face. And the quiet touch was somehow wildly passionate, desperately intimate. “A cop wearing a bad gray suit and a coat that didn’t even fit. From that moment, the hole inside me began to fill. I couldn’t stop it. I couldn’t stop what rooted there, or what grew.
The tears came now. He watched them drip down her cheeks, wondered if she were even aware they leaked out of her. “She was part of my life. You are my life. If I have a regret, it’s that even for an instant you could think otherwise. Or that I allowed you to.”
“Wear pink. It confuses the enemy.”
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