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Kristin Hannah Sayings: We have to try to save him or we are as bad as they are, We have to try to save him or we are as bad as they are, she
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: Men tell stories. Women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. Men tell stories. Women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. There were no parades for us when it was over, no medals or mentions in history books. We did what we had to during the war, and when it was over, we picked up the pieces and started our lives over.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: I am a mother and mothers don't have the luxury of falling apart in front I am a mother and mothers don't have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: You couldn't give up you for them. But what if you wanted them more than You couldn't give up you for them. But what if you wanted them more than you wanted a singular powerful you?
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: You look great," he said.It made her smile, even if it was a lie. "I'm You look great," he said.
It made her smile, even if it was a lie. "I'm as big as a house."
He laughed. "I like houses. In fact, I'm thinking about architecture as a career.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: The worst can always be true," Papa said grimly. The worst can always be true," Papa said grimly.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: What shall we drink to?" "How about family?" Stacy said, showing up just in time What shall we drink to?"
"How about family?" Stacy said, showing up just in time to pour a fourth shot. "To those who are here, those who are gone, and those who are lost." and she clicked glasses with mom
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: Question was gone, tossed onto the pile of lost chances that made up Before. Question was gone, tossed onto the pile of lost chances that made up Before.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: At one point, she'd wanted to hurl the whole breakfast at the wall. And then At one point, she'd wanted to hurl the whole breakfast at the wall. And then she'd remember why it was that men had temper tantrums and women didn't: cleanup.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: He was afraid that the secrets she'd kept would always be here, inside him, an He was afraid that the secrets she'd kept would always be here, inside him, an ugly malignant thing lodged near enough to his heart to upset its rhythm, and though it could be removed, cut out, there would always be scars; bits and pieces of it would remain in his blood, making it wrong somehow, so that if he accidentally sliced his skin open, his blood would
for one heartbeat
flow as black as India ink before it remembered that it should be red.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: Let him think she was as safe as one could be. A coward. Let him think she was as safe as one could be. A coward.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: The love of books, of reading. There is nothing a librarian likes better than sharing The love of books, of reading. There is nothing a librarian likes better than sharing her love of words with a child.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: She hadn't realized how much she'd needed a dream, but it had transformed her, changed She hadn't realized how much she'd needed a dream, but it had transformed her, changed her from poor motherless and abandoned Tully to a girl poised to take on the world. The goal made her life story unimportant, gave her something to reach for, to hang on to
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: Those are exactly the kind of memories I try to avoid, but they're like abestos: Those are exactly the kind of memories I try to avoid, but they're like abestos: invisible and deadly. You need special gear to get rid of them.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: In love we see who we want to be; in war we see who we In love we see who we want to be; in war we see who we are.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: It had been years since she question his fidelity, but he'd stepped on to the It had been years since she question his fidelity, but he'd stepped on to the old fame track again, and that was where the road had taken them before. Infidelity could be forgiven, but forgetting it was impossible. Strangely, that wasn't what bothered her the most. What bothered her was that she didn't really care.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: At my age, I should not be afraid of anything - certainly not my own At my age, I should not be afraid of anything - certainly not my own past.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: judgmental looks cast her way by the judgmental looks cast her way by the
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: She is like a child picking at a scab, unable to stop herself even though She is like a child picking at a scab, unable to stop herself even though she knows it will hurt.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: hidden from her. Still, the air is lighted and bright. hidden from her. Still, the air is lighted and bright.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: If wishes were horses, all beggars would ride. If wishes were horses, all beggars would ride.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: But sometimes one person can hold you up in life, keep you standing, and without But sometimes one person can hold you up in life, keep you standing, and without that hand to hold, you can find yourself free-falling no matter how strong you used to be, no matter how hard you try to remain steady.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: It's not forgetting we need, Vianne," he said, leaning down to kiss her. "It's remembering. It's not forgetting we need, Vianne," he said, leaning down to kiss her. "It's remembering.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: Isabelle and the men were approaching the Isabelle and the men were approaching the
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: There's no fair in life and death. There's no fair in life and death.
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Kristin Hannah Sayings: From the first time we met, we knew everything that mattered about each other, didn't From the first time we met, we knew everything that mattered about each other, didn't we? We just knew. I guess that's what best friends are: parts of each other.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: One of the fundamental truths of psychiatry was that sometimes you had to leave a One of the fundamental truths of psychiatry was that sometimes you had to leave a patient who needed you. She
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Eduardo started a fire, made a pot of ersatz Eduardo started a fire, made a pot of ersatz
Kristin Hannah Sayings: A romance novel focuses exclusively on two people falling in love. It can't be about A romance novel focuses exclusively on two people falling in love. It can't be about a woman caring for her aging mother or something like that. It can have that element, but it has to be primarily about the male-female relationship.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Mr. Lundberg: "I asked you for your position on capital punishment."Student: "Prone. Mr. Lundberg: "I asked you for your position on capital punishment."
Student: "Prone.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Alice started to cry. It came with no sound, no shuddering, no childlike hysterics, just Alice started to cry. It came with no sound, no shuddering, no childlike hysterics, just a soul-deep release that turned into moisture and dripped down her puffy pink cheeks. She touched her tears, frowning. Then she looked up at Julia and whimpered two words before she fell asleep. 'Real hurts.'
Kristin Hannah Sayings: The truth of my circumstance climbs into the bed with me and takes up too The truth of my circumstance climbs into the bed with me and takes up too much room.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: After he left the house, she dried her hair and dressed in a pair of After he left the house, she dried her hair and dressed in a pair of old, comfortable jeans and a white hoodie. Ordinarily, she'd take the time to put on makeup, but today she didn't feel the need to hide anything. She was who she was: a woman who'd survived a war of the heart and had the wrinkles to prove it. (Night Road, page 382)
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Coffee?" Isabelle finger-combed her hair and tied a cotton scarf around her head. "No, merci, Coffee?" Isabelle finger-combed her hair and tied a cotton scarf around her head. "No, merci, it is too precious." The old woman gave her a smile. "No one suspects a woman my age of anything. It makes me good at trading. Here." She offered Isabelle a cracked porcelain mug full of steaming black coffee. Real coffee. Isabelle wrapped her hands around the mug and breathed deeply of the familiar, never-again-to-be-taken-for-granted aroma. Madame
Kristin Hannah Sayings: The past has a clarity I can no longer see in the present. I want The past has a clarity I can no longer see in the present.
I want to imagine there will be peace when I am gone, that I will see all of the people I have loved and lost. At least that I will be forgiven.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: The true voyage of self-discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new The true voyage of self-discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - MARCEL PROUST
Kristin Hannah Sayings: But how did you do that? How did two people move backward through time and But how did you do that? How did two people move backward through time and untie a knot that had tangled through every moment of their lives?
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She knew this pain would fade again; like a sunburn, it would heal itself and She knew this pain would fade again; like a sunburn, it would heal itself and leave her slightly more protected from the glare.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: While they were virtual roller coasters of emotion, you needed to be calm, always. While they were virtual roller coasters of emotion, you needed to be calm, always.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I was always a little girl, lost in Oz, looking for a way to believe I was always a little girl, lost in Oz, looking for a way to believe that there was no place like home ...
Kristin Hannah Sayings: A WOMAN'S PLACE IS IN THE HOUSE...AND THE SENATE. A WOMAN'S PLACE IS IN THE HOUSE...AND THE SENATE.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: If there's one thing I never do, it's stop. If there's one thing I never do, it's stop.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Thoughts - even fears - were airy things, formless until you made them solid with Thoughts - even fears - were airy things, formless until you made them solid with your voice and once given that weight, they could crush you.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I know now what matters, and it is not what I have lost. It is I know now what matters, and it is not what I have lost. It is my memories. Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Oh, Mia. You haven't even begun to find out who you really are, and, believe Oh, Mia. You haven't even begun to find out who you really are, and, believe me, other boys are going to fall in love with you. If a guy can't see how special you are, he isn't good enough for you.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She waited for you in a thousand different ways. She waited for you in a thousand different ways.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Drama, she'd learned, was like good punctuation: it underscored your point. Drama, she'd learned, was like good punctuation: it underscored your point.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: My husband ran off with his secretary. His male secretary. the only passion I have My husband ran off with his secretary. His male secretary. the only passion I have lately seems to center around buying a handgun. Unfortunately, I can't decide which one of us to shoot.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She wanted to say "Don't leave me," but she couldn't do it, not again. She She wanted to say "Don't leave me," but she couldn't do it, not again. She was so tired of begging people to love her. Besides,
Kristin Hannah Sayings: You will always miss her. There will be days - even years from now - You will always miss her. There will be days - even years from now - when the missing will be so sharp it will take your breath away. But there will be good days, too, months and years of them. In one way or another you'll be searching for her all your life.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Books + friendship = book club Books + friendship = book club
Kristin Hannah Sayings: They are heroes, our soldiers, the men and women who go into harm's way to They are heroes, our soldiers, the men and women who go into harm's way to protect us, our way of life. It doesn't matter what you think of the war, your have to be grateful to the warriors, of whom we ask so much. To whom we sometimes give too little.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: This is what they have done to us. We are afraid of our own shadows." This is what they have done to us. We are afraid of our own shadows." She
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Annie had made so many mistakes, and most of them had been because she'd planted Annie had made so many mistakes, and most of them had been because she'd planted herself firmly in the middle of the road. But now she knew that life without risk was impossible, and if by chance you stumbled across a safe, serene existence, it was because you'd never really reached for anything in the first place.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Once you'd learned how bad life could go, and how quickly, you tried to protect Once you'd learned how bad life could go, and how quickly, you tried to protect those who remained.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: But when he looked at her - and she looked at him - they both But when he looked at her - and she looked at him - they both knew that there was something worse than kissing the wrong person. It was wanting to.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Ah. Consequences," Madame said. "Perhaps now you will see that they should be considered. Ah. Consequences," Madame said. "Perhaps now you will see that they should be considered.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Kate heard the bravado in her friend's voice and saw it in her eyes. "I Kate heard the bravado in her friend's voice and saw it in her eyes. "I prayed for you." "You did?" Tully asked. "Wow. Thanks." Kate didn't know what to say to that. To her, praying was like brushing your teeth before bed, just something you did. Tully
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I can't help smiling at that. He is such an American, this son of mine. I can't help smiling at that. He is such an American, this son of mine. He thinks one's life can be distilled to a narrative that has a beginning and an end. He knows nothing about the kind of sacrifice that, once made, can never be either fully forgotten or fully borne. And how could he? I have protected him from all of that.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: By the time this damn war's over, we'll have hundreds of thousands of severely traumatized By the time this damn war's over, we'll have hundreds of thousands of severely traumatized soldiers trying to put the pieces of their lives back together.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: It was the Magic Hour, the moment in time when every leaf and blade of It was the Magic Hour, the moment in time when every leaf and blade of grass seemed to separate, when sunlight, burnished by the rain and softened by the coming night, gave the world an impossibly beautiful glow.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Home is part of us. It's in the scars we have on our knees and Home is part of us. It's in the scars we have on our knees and elbows, in the memories that surface when we sleep. I don't think you can ever really leave.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: loneliness is the worst kind of poverty, loneliness is the worst kind of poverty,
Kristin Hannah Sayings: patriotism is not enough. patriotism is not enough.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Love rips the shit out of you and puts you back together like a broken Love rips the shit out of you and puts you back together like a broken toy, with all kinds of cracks and edges. It's not about the falling in love. It's about the landing, the staying where you said you'd be and working to keep the love strong.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I belong to a generation that didn't expect to be protected from every danger. We I belong to a generation that didn't expect to be protected from every danger. We knew the risks and took them anyway.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Then he left her there, standing alone, surrounded by word ghosts; things she could have Then he left her there, standing alone, surrounded by word ghosts; things she could have said.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: You will learn that a lot of things are possible. You will learn that a lot of things are possible.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: They were always doing that to each other, misinterpreting, imagining the worst. No wonder every They were always doing that to each other, misinterpreting, imagining the worst. No wonder every conversation bruised one or the other.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I once read a Stephen King book that used the term SSDD. Same shit, different I once read a Stephen King book that used the term SSDD. Same shit, different day.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: The hallmark of my books is the relationships that define women's lives. The hallmark of my books is the relationships that define women's lives.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: It's funny how things slip away, pieces of us, even. It's funny how things slip away, pieces of us, even.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: A dark purple sky filled with the first few evening stars made her feel small. A dark purple sky filled with the first few evening stars made her feel small. She smiled; that was what she expected from the sky. All her life, she'd gone out at night and stood beneath that blue velvet darkness. It was her temple, the true house of God, and it never failed to remind her of her place.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She ate life with unapologetic enthusiasm and took as many helpings as she wanted. She ate life with unapologetic enthusiasm and took as many helpings as she wanted.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: And there it is: the core of everything. We're sisters. We know each other intimately. And there it is: the core of everything. We're sisters. We know each other intimately. Our pasts, our secrets, our fears. It is a precious gift that we tried to throw away but can't really let go of.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She gave herself over to the sensations of the kiss, let it become the whole She gave herself over to the sensations of the kiss, let it become the whole of her universe, and knew finally how it felt to be enough for someone.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: And maybe that was how it was supposed to be ... Joy and sadness were And maybe that was how it was supposed to be ... Joy and sadness were part of the package; the trick, perhaps,was to let yourself feel all of it, but to hold on to the joy just a little more tightly ...
Kristin Hannah Sayings: tried to keep smiling. Truc took the beer from her and stood there in the tried to keep smiling. Truc took the beer from her and stood there in the pale rectangle of light. The dogs were quiet beside
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She has a steel exterior, but it protects a candyfloss heart. She has a steel exterior, but it protects a candyfloss heart.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: You're not alone, and you're not the one in charge," Mother said gently. "Ask for You're not alone, and you're not the one in charge," Mother said gently. "Ask for help when you need it, and give help when you can. I think that is how we serve God - and each other and ourselves - in times as dark as these.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I have never known how to say goodbye. It is a failing that has been I have never known how to say goodbye. It is a failing that has been with me all of my life. It's especially problematic, given how often partings have come up.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She wanted to be with him, and though the realization frightened her, it also set She wanted to be with him, and though the realization frightened her, it also set her heart racing with anticipation. When she was with Nick, she was a different woman. Some of his glitter fell onto her and made her feel beautiful and sparkly and more alive.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Generally, Madame, the failing of a student to learn is the failing of the teacher Generally, Madame, the failing of a student to learn is the failing of the teacher to teach." Breaths
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Beauty was just another way to discount her, to not see her. Beauty was just another way to discount her, to not see her.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Far below, a deep blue lake absorbed the reflection of the clouds. Manicured gardens allowed Far below, a deep blue lake absorbed the reflection of the clouds. Manicured gardens allowed the villa's occupants - and, more important,
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She had fallen into the fathomless gray that warped a mind and made a mother She had fallen into the fathomless gray that warped a mind and made a mother keep holding on long after hope was gone.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: The father who went off to war was not the one who came home. She The father who went off to war was not the one who came home. She had tried to be loved by him; more important, she had tried to keep loving him, but in the end, one was as impossible as the other.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Magic to be its best must be unexpected". Magic to be its best must be unexpected".
Kristin Hannah Sayings: In that quiet, Ruby heard the echo of a broken family; they were individual pieces, In that quiet, Ruby heard the echo of a broken family; they were individual pieces, now separate, wanting a wholeness that had been shattered.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: There's nothing wrong with being scared ... It happens to all of us. What's wrong There's nothing wrong with being scared ... It happens to all of us. What's wrong is if we don't try things because we're afraid. We can't hide away from the things that scare us.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Sometimes being a good friend means saying nothing. Sometimes being a good friend means saying nothing.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Locking up the house - their home - and driving away. The only slightly good Locking up the house - their home - and driving away. The only slightly good news was that they weren't selling it. Someday, Dad promised, they'd return. The big things - furniture, art,
Kristin Hannah Sayings: I know what it is like; some images, once seen, can never be forgotten. I know what it is like; some images, once seen, can never be forgotten.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: She'd been criticized for holding the reins of parenthood too tightly, of controlling her children She'd been criticized for holding the reins of parenthood too tightly, of controlling her children too completely, but she didn't know how to let go. From the moment she'd first decided to become a mother, it had been an epic battle.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: A generous donor (who had no doubt lived a life that imperiled his mortal soul) A generous donor (who had no doubt lived a life that imperiled his mortal soul) had granted [the Sisters] more than one hundred waterfront acres.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Goddamn, sometimes it hurt to be free. Goddamn, sometimes it hurt to be free.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: As she neared her destination, she took her glasses off. She hadn't come to the As she neared her destination, she took her glasses off. She hadn't come to the point where she trusted the world as seen through a lens.
Kristin Hannah Sayings: Lauren: "Can I ask you a question?"Angie: "Generally that's a question one should say no Lauren: "Can I ask you a question?"
Angie: "Generally that's a question one should say no to. Often hell no.