10+ quotes from While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

Quotes from While We're Far Apart

Lynn Austin ·  411 pages

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“Happiness is something that comes from our own hearts, not from other people.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“You know what I wish? I wish I could put time in a bottle and throw it into the ocean. Then I would have forever to spend with you. I wouldn’t need air to breathe or food to eat. Holding you in my arms would be all the food I would need. Having your love would be the only air I would need to breathe.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“Everyone had forgotten her. But that's the way Penny was-- so quiet and unimportant that you could look right at her and never see her. Esther had no idea why Penny always showed up at Grandma's house on Sunday afternoons when they came to visit. She was just one of those nosy neighbors with no life of her own, who watched other people's lives as if watching a movie.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“One thing I have learned during these past few terrible years is that our grief and sorrow should be shared, not carried alone.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“People are not puppets that Hashem controls, making us do whatever He wants. Nor can He be manipulated to do whatever we ask of Him. Human beings chose to start this war, and that means we are responsible for putting the people we love in danger, not Him. But Hashem can bring good from this, even if we cannot see it.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“The prophet Habakkuk lived in a time that was much like ours. He, too, asked Hashem, ‘Why do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?’ And you know Hashem’s reply as well as I do: ‘The righteous shall live by his faith.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“Just a minute, Esther. Slow down and listen to me. How can Hashem answer such a prayer in the middle of a war? We are the ones who started this war, not Him. People are not puppets that Hashem controls, making us do whatever He wants. Nor can He be manipulated to do whatever we ask of Him. Human beings chose to start this war, and that means we are responsible for putting the people we love in danger, not Him. But Hashem can bring good from this, even if we cannot see it.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“But the Scriptures say that as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is Hashem’s mercy toward us. As far as the east is from the west, so far has Hashem removed our sins from us. We can be forgiven. And then we can begin to live new lives from that day forward.”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“Hashem may not answer our prayers the way we want him to," he said, clearing his throat. "He did not deliver Joseph from prison right away. But Hashem was there with Joseph, even in hype silence”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


“baby-sitting their roast in his oven? Who knew what he would be doing for them next?”
― Lynn Austin, quote from While We're Far Apart


About the author

Lynn Austin
Born place: The United States
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