“the truth was not always what people wanted to hear; sometimes it was better to keep the burden of truth to yourself.”
“Of course every person you meet in life has an impact on who you become, no matter how small the interaction, everything matters.”
“People, she knew, are rarely who they show themselves to be. There is always a lie, always a mask.”
“When hope fails all that follows is complete and utter despair. Without hope there is no despair.”
“It’s very complicated in your head, isn’t it,”
“What the hell happened, then? Where’s the body?’ Daniels was annoyed. ‘Out back in the conservatory, it’s all kinds of fucked up,’ Grey offered.”
“the prettier the packaging, the more emotionally expensive the contents.”
“the higher you put someone on a pedestal the further they have to fall.”
“trust once broken can never be repaired.”
“I was amazed as people must be who are seized and kidnapped, and who realize that in the strange world of their captors they have a value absolutely unconnected with anything they know about themselves.”
“images of the Madonna and the Christ Child carved in ivory and exported to Europe.”
“At the happy ending of the Tempest, Prospero brings the kind back togeter with his son, and finds Miranda's true love and punishes the bad duke and frees Ariel and becomes a duke himself again. Everyone - except Caliban - is happy, and everyone is forgiven, and everyone is fine, and they all sail away on calm seas. Happy endings.
That's how it is in Shakespeare.
But Shakespeare was wrong.
Sometimes there isn't a Prospero to make everything fine again.
And sometimes the quality of mercy is strained.”
“Going to university is only one avenue to gain knowledge. There are others. A degree isn't insurance against ignorance.”
“Because, the moment you chose to start a small business, Sarah, you unwittingly chose to play a significantly larger game than any game you had ever played before.”
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