T. Greenwood Famous Quotes & Sayings

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24 T. Greenwood Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

T. Greenwood Sayings: This is the thing about a lie: over time, it not only obscures the truth This is the thing about a lie: over time, it not only obscures the truth but consumes it. Those who pursue veracity (those dogooders, those seekers) see truth not as an abstract thing but something concrete. Strong, vivid, with an unassailable right to prevail. But those who fight for it, who fight in the name of it, do not understand that truth is anemic, weak. Especially in the hands of an accomplished liar. Especially over years. A lie, in collusion with time, can overpower the truth. A good lie has the power to subsume reality. A good lie can become the truth.
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T. Greenwood Sayings: But even then, even all those years when she was never physically by herself, she But even then, even all those years when she was never physically by herself, she was beginning to feel the chasm growing between her and the rest of the world. It was like a small tear in the seam of a dress, a certain pulling away. A ripping. And once it started, there was no stopping it. Of course, she tried so hard to keep it together, to tether herself to this world. She filled her life with people. With friends and family. But even then she knew that mere presence of people in one's life cannot eliminate the terrifying sense of one's aloneness in the world. Being surrounded by people is not the same as connection. As friendship. As love. When Robert came along, she believed for a little while she had found the answer, the bridge that crossed the deep canyon. And children too became links between herself and normalcy. The accident didn't start it, it just proved the faultiness, the tenuousness of these connections.
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T. Greenwood Sayings: We pretended she'd only gotten lost in the colors of fall.Piper We pretended she'd only gotten lost in the colors of fall.
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T. Greenwood Sayings: He wreaked havoc, but his path of destruction was invisible. The girls and I were He wreaked havoc, but his path of destruction was invisible. The girls and I were the casualties of an amnesiac.
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T. Greenwood Sayings: Sometimes I felt like the mundane details of our lives were the only things tethering Sometimes I felt like the mundane details of our lives were the only things tethering me to the world. I could hold onto them - distractions necessitating action. They gave me a sense of purpose. If not for the leaky faucet, the sandwiches, the bills, I might not know what to do with my hands.
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T. Greenwood Sayings: People say we are defined by the choices that we make; People say we are defined by the choices that we make;
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T. Greenwood Sayings: We lived among people whose poverty could be seen in the length of their faces, We lived among people whose poverty could be seen in the length of their faces, in their tired speech and in the heaviness of their eyes.
T. Greenwood Sayings: Hope is really just desire disguised, just desperation, aching, dressed up like a prayer. Hope is really just desire disguised, just desperation, aching, dressed up like a prayer.
T. Greenwood Sayings: ... I'm a half-empty kind of girl. ... I'm a half-empty kind of girl.
T. Greenwood Sayings: I thought about things stolen from me. I thought about the thieves I had known. I thought about things stolen from me. I thought about the thieves I had known.
T. Greenwood Sayings: The Chinese philosopher Mencius believed that man is innately good. He argued that anyone who The Chinese philosopher Mencius believed that man is innately good. He argued that anyone who saw a child falling into a well would immediately feel shock and alarm, and that this impulse, this universal capacity for commiseration, was proof positive that man is inherently good.
T. Greenwood Sayings: Longing that is deeper than want. It's not as simple as desire. It's more like Longing that is deeper than want. It's not as simple as desire. It's more like missing something you've never had.
T. Greenwood Sayings: But Ruby understands now, this inclination. This desire to slip away. To seclude herself. She But Ruby understands now, this inclination. This desire to slip away. To seclude herself. She understands how it feels to be an island, separate from everyone else, surrounded by nothing but water. Even when she is with people (at school, at Izzy's house, at the pool), she is aware of how alone she is. Nobody can reach her, not really. She and her mother are more similar than different, but she doesn't know how to tell her mom this. What words might explain she understands.
T. Greenwood Sayings: I feel my skin growing warm. But it isn't the fact that Gussy told Effie I feel my skin growing warm. But it isn't the fact that Gussy told Effie about Eva, about everything that happened, but rather that someone would see beauty in the story. The idea that someone could hear about what happened all those years ago and not be disgusted, horrified, by all the tragedies that followed, that someone could find a sliver of the goodness, the beauty, I cling to is almost more than I can handle.
T. Greenwood Sayings: Don't you hate waking up after the day's already started? Jake usually asks, like it's Don't you hate waking up after the day's already started? Jake usually asks, like it's a race. As though by the time I roll out of bed I'm already lagging behind everyone else, as if I'll never be able to catch my stride.
T. Greenwood Sayings: My mother, stuck in Two Rivers with a head full of unfulfilled dreams, escaped every My mother, stuck in Two Rivers with a head full of unfulfilled dreams, escaped every chance she got via the Two Rivers Free Library - her library card both a passport and necessary currency for her travels.
T. Greenwood Sayings: How do you not believe in fate? How do you ever think that you are How do you not believe in fate? How do you ever think that you are the one in control? How could she have been so foolish as to think that she had any authority over her future? How could she have been so brazen as to think that this had anything at all to do with her? And so instead of rage, she is suddenly filled with a sense of thankfulness. Her chest inflates with a sense of kinship she hasn't felt before. This girl is not to blame. No one really is to blame. Even the man, Declan she says, is culpable only of cowardice. Because the world sometimes conspires against us even as we embrace it. And sometimes the world embraces us, even as we forsake it. Maybe this is God, she thinks. This quiet, easy truth. And religion, the acceptance of it.
T. Greenwood Sayings: Sometimes things need to get broken Sometimes things need to get broken
T. Greenwood Sayings: And everything with you is always so, I don't know, fucking heavy. And everything with you is always so, I don't know, fucking heavy.
T. Greenwood Sayings: This is one other thing I know: without autumn, there is no end. Without red This is one other thing I know: without autumn, there is no end. Without red and gold and orange there is no finality, no conclusion. Without the sudden shift in the air, without the scent of apples and the crisp chill of morning, summer could go on forever. Without fall, summer lingers. There is a marvelous limbo where I live now, without the changing of seasons. No blazing display to signify the end of everything good. Perhaps this is what drew me to California. A place where time is suspended.
T. Greenwood Sayings: It is too easy lately to drink too much. To love the warm way it It is too easy lately to drink too much. To love the warm way it numbs. And I feel Jake watching me; he's counting my drinks too.
T. Greenwood Sayings: This is what I know: memory is the same as water. It permeates and saturates. This is what I know: memory is the same as water. It permeates and saturates. Quenches and satiates. It can hold you up or pull you under; render you weightless or drown you. It is tangible, but elusive.
T. Greenwood Sayings: Memory is the same as water. It is a still lake bathed in moonlight, a Memory is the same as water. It is a still lake bathed in moonlight, a vast ocean, a violent river ready to carry you away. It can calm you or it can harm you; it is both more powerful and weaker than you'd think. It is a paradox.
T. Greenwood Sayings: The secret to happiness is counting your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. The secret to happiness is counting your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.