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Quotes

“The universe doesn’t like secrets. It conspires to reveal the truth, to lead you to it.”
—Quote from BEAUTIFUL LIES
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“When you start to really know someone, all his physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in his energy, recognize the scent of his skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.”
—Quote from BEAUTIFUL LIES

“It’s strange how memory gets twisted and pulled like taffy in its retelling, how a single event can mean something different to everyone present.”
—Quote from BEAUTIFUL LIES

“Sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.”
—Quote from BEAUTIFUL LIES

“Many people believe that evil is the presence of something. I think it’s the absence of something.”
—Quote from BEAUTIFUL LIES

“I think most people are just trying to be happy, and that most of their actions, however misguided, are in line with that goal. Most people just want to feel they belong somewhere, want to be loved, and want to feel they’re important to someone. If you really examine all the wrongheaded and messed-up things they do, they can most often be traced back to that basic desire. The abusers, the addicted, the cruel and unpleasant, the manipulators –these are just people who started this quest for happiness in the basement of their lives. Someone communicated to them through word or deed that they were undeserving, so they think they have to claw their way there over the backs of others, leaving scars and creating damage. Of course, they only create more misery for themselves and others.”
—Quote from SLIVER OF TRUTH

“Love accepts. Forgiveness comes in time.”
—Quote from DIE FOR YOU

“The past is history. The future is a mystery. The present is a gift.”
—Quote from FRAGILE

“Motherhood was an ever widening circle of good-byes.”
—Quote from FRAGILE

“Parenthood wasn’t about blood or biology, he found; it was about a joyful willingness to give yourself over, to subordinate your own needs for someone else’s. When you loved your kids, you’d give up everything to keep them safe and make them happy, and you didn’t care about the other things, the ones that went away.”
—Quote from HEARTBROKEN

“Fear holds on. Love lets go.”
—Quote from INK AND BONE

“Writers are first and foremost observers. We lose ourselves in the watching and then the telling of the world we find. Often we feel on the fringes, in the margins of life. And that’s where we belong. What you are a part of, you cannot observe.”
—Quote from Lisa Unger