Quotes from Trust: Betrayed

Cristiane Serruya ·  558 pages

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“Sometimes, silence speaks louder than words. Just because it is peaceful, it doesn’t mean it is still and void, as a few may think. It is insightful, powerful and full of meaning. It is when one can’t lie to oneself. You have to learn to listen to what she is not saying. Listen to her silence. And listen to yours, too.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“No matter how hard she tried to maintain her calm and collected persona, she knew it was all a ruse. All she wanted to do was curl up in a ball and hide. Hide from the world. Hide from her memories. Enter a shell and never leave. But hers would always be a broken shell, with all her cracks and holes exposed for the world to see. The veneer she had carefully painted to protect and hold herself together was peeling away.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“As they walked away, hand in hand, they vowed to be together forever, not knowing that forever always ended.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“We had everything: love, attention, the best money could buy, but we were taught that we had to first give to then receive.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“Sometimes the guilty one is not the person who has committed the crime, but the person who has created the possibility for it to be committed.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed



“Love is not about oneself, but about the other. It's not about keeping, but about freeing. Love is not love if not shared.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“Some angels are too good to live their entire lives in this inferno. They come to Earth for only a short time because they have a mission.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“Widowed were not those alive, but those who were dead.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“One can say that Javert is our conscience. The ever lurking presence of the law and our own condemnation. The tension between who we were and who we are and who we can be. Javert represents that inescapable, shameful past that forever haunts and persues one's conscience. Javert is the man of the law, and... There are no surprises with the law. The principle of retribution is simple and monotonous, like Euclidean logic. It's closed to all alternatives and shut up against divine or human intervention... Indeed, Javert represents the merciless application of the law, the blind Justice that in the end is befuddled by hope and the possibility of redemption without punishment.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“In truth, his most ardent fantasy was to hear her saying the three words he had repeated so often already. I love you.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed



“Maybe you're starting to move on, my love. But to fully do it, you have to let the guilt go. Gabriel will always be an important part of your life. I don't even want to imagine how difficult it is to move on, but a new love always helps. I can bet you will find it in MacCraig's arms. He may be domineering and commanding, but everyone has flaws.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“It was all about money. Dirty, bloody money. It can come and go so easily. They don't see that life is what's important. Love, friendship, trust, respect, a daily routine, someone to grow old with, siblings to cherish, family, a home; things people don't give a damn about until they lose them, things money can't bring back.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


“Time is too valuable, Beauty. I realized it when Nathalie died and I thought I had lost everything. We live in a countdown. We can't afford to waste a second, Sophia.”
― Cristiane Serruya, quote from Trust: Betrayed


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Cristiane Serruya
Born place: in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born date April 25, 1970
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