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#1. She was Mattie Tucker now, mother of three and a good forty pounds heavier, casting that burning eye over them all, reaching way back for a southern pleasantry that was more like a Halloween apple with a razor blade in it: 'Well, don't y'all make just the perfect family of four? - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#2. Certain experiences you never forget, no matter how old you become. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#3. Men had suddenly become a scarce commodity, if not quite as sought after as rice. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#4. That a child is not an event, alleged or otherwise, a mistake or accident or crime ... he is by definition more than this, sum rather than division, a living promissory note. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#5. A girl never can predict who might wander into her boudoir during a bubble bath. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#6. For a couple of years at the end of the 1970s, Dustin Hoffman was a fixture in our family. My father was his lawyer and friend. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#7. Along the wide curving moat surrounding the palace, rows of cherry trees announced the end of their seasonal beauty. Some of the trees were weeping: blossoms in white and palest pink, ponderous with decreptitude, eddying on the brown water, stirred by the paddling of ducks. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#8. Anyone who loved Tuesdays with Morrie should delight in reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom has populated his larger-than-life tale with memorable characters and filled it with the abundant warmth and wisdom that we've come to expect from this gifted storyteller. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#9. I've discovered something interesting," she said. "If you ever want to avoid somebody, this city's as small as a postage stamp. But if you ever really want to run into somebody, if you really hope and pray, it's as big as an ocean. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#10. The difference between great actors and the rest of us isn't simply that they know how to make more out of less, but that, like lions at the watering hole, they will always take more than their share from the pool of available resources - extra air from the room, added knowledge from our faces. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#11. Had I not gone to Japan in 1986, had I stayed home and majored in English literature as I'd intended to do, I might indeed have become an investment banker, an outcome that perhaps would have proved a more severe blow to the health of the U.S. economy than to the history of the novel. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#12. The burden of being intelligent and shy and young is that you will always know, cannot not know; have grown up in a fiction of perpetual responsibility, believing that whatever cracks in life you find must be your cracks, that anything at all can be your fault. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#13. By almost every account he's a fine young man. I'm simply trying to figure out why I should care that he's three centimeters taller than he was in May. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#14. Let me begin by saying that I am one of those naturally wary people who considers the verb 'return' a kind of insidious threat. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#15. It is one thing to recognise certain potentially useful affinities, and another to act on them. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#16. Why? What had she ever done? What had any of them ever done? To give a child only to take him away. To make and then unmake, as if a family weren't built of lives but of things that could be broken, returned, thrown out
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#17. There's no backward and no forward, no day other than this. You fill your cart as you go, and that's that. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#18. Because it was the endless wanting that would break you, I thought. The constant craving for a love that might never be fulfilled that would bring you low, bit by bit, until one day you'd no longer be able to recognize any part of yourself. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#19. Well, get this: you can't be sure. You'll never be sure. In my book, sure's for everyone who doesn't care enough. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#20. I want to tell this right. I was thirty-eight years old. I had spent my entire adult life reading meanings into other people's stories, finding the figure in the carpet, the order in things. God in the details and no place else. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#21. There was before her and now there is after her, and that is the difference in my life. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#22. In 1986, when I was 21, I lived in Tokyo for four months, boarding with a Japanese family and working for an American company. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#23. Without hope, the need to punish is the one true religion. Blame must be fixed on some soul other than one's own. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#24. I was 12. Our, teacher made us write an autobiography and I realised that I wasn't very interesting. I began to make things up, and that's when I thought maybe I was a writer, or at least a fiction writer. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#25. In Japan, more than in any other country I've ever been in, one is not supposed to write about the people in the glass bubble; that is why they are in the glass bubble. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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#26. There are heroes, and there are the rest of us. There comes a time when you just let go the ghost of the better person you might have been. - Author: John Burnham Schwartz
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