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#1. Don't you find, Mr. Luxton, that often the very things one seeks can be found right under one's own nose? - Author: Kate Morton
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#2. Like faint flowers in the diaphonous fabrics of the twenties: beautiful, trivial fabrics so flimsy they could not hope to last? - Author: Kate Morton
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#3. As if I hadn't spent a lifetime pretending to forget. - Author: Kate Morton
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#4. So much in life came down to timing. - Author: Kate Morton
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#5. A person never forgets the landscape of their childhood'. - Author: Kate Morton
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#6. Boredom, as her mother had always told them, was a state to be pitied, the province of the witless. - Author: Kate Morton
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#7. Curiosity might have killed the cat, but little girls usually fared much better. - Author: Kate Morton
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#8. I understand well the peculiar guilt of tragedy's survivors. - Author: Kate Morton
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#9. Turning points are only uncovered later, by historians who seek to bring order to a lifetime of tangled memories. - Author: Kate Morton
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#10. Oh, but I do enjoy gray skies! They're so much more complex than blue ones. - Author: Kate Morton
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#11. I sometimes feel my entire life is a series of accidents and chances- not that I am complaining. One can be very happy having relinquished all expectation of control. - Author: Kate Morton
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#12. There was some part of me that never left that house. Rather, some part of the house that wouldn't leave me. - Author: Kate Morton
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#13. Her father had once said that the poor might suffer poverty, but the rich had to contend with uselessness, and there was nothing like idleness to eat away at a person's soul. - Author: Kate Morton
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#14. no matter how hard a person ran, no matter how fresh the start they gave themselves, the past had a way of reaching across the years to catch them. - Author: Kate Morton
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#15. Even the most pragmatic person fell victim at times to a longing for something other. - Author: Kate Morton
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#16. After all, it's the librarian's sworn purpose to bring books together with their one true reader. - Author: Kate Morton
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#17. We do not always have a choice in where and how and whom, and love gives us the courage to withstand that which we never thought we could. - Author: Kate Morton
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#18. In real life turning points are sneaky. They pass by unlabeled and unheeded. Opportunities are missed, catastrophes unwittingly celebrated. Turning points are only uncovered later, by historians who seek to bring order to a lifetime of tangled moments. - Author: Kate Morton
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#19. I had forgotten, I suppose, that there were bright memories in amongst the dark. - Author: Kate Morton
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#20. She'd caught her by the edge of her shadow. - Author: Kate Morton
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#21. But it is human, is it not, to long for that from which we are barred? - Author: Kate Morton
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#22. She wasn't sure exactly, but she'd known it absolutely: there was more to life, and it was waiting for her. - Author: Kate Morton
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#23. You will know your job is done well when it goes unnoticed, that you have succeeded when you are unnoticed. - Author: Kate Morton
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#24. A true friend is a light in the dark. Viven - Author: Kate Morton
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#25. Dolly held the letter tightly and, with a final nod of resolution, started towards her new life, no idea what the future might bring, but determined, suddenly, to meet it. - Author: Kate Morton
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#26. Tetchily. She was fetching Daphne from Heathrow later; at least - Author: Kate Morton
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#27. As I already said, they didn't look like much
but beauty's in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? - Author: Kate Morton
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#28. Alice experienced one of her swift certainties then. She wasn't sure where they came from, these insights into other people's states of mind, only that they arrived unexpectedly and fully formed. She just knew things sometimes. To - Author: Kate Morton
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#29. No two people will ever see or feel things in the same way, Merry. The challenge is to be truthful when you write. Don't approximate. Don't settle for the easiest combination of words. Go searching instead for those that explain exactly what you think. What you feel. - Author: Kate Morton
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#30. Tragedy has been described as 'the conflict between desire and possibility.' Following this definition, is The Forgotten Garden a tragedy? If so, in what way/s? - Author: Kate Morton
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#31. How was a boy who'd tasted poverty ever expected to choose the poorer road? - Author: Kate Morton
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#32. To abandon a child, she had once said to someone, when she thought Cassandra couldn't hear, was an act so cold, so careless, it refused forgiveness. - Author: Kate Morton
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#33. Youth is an arrogant place... - Author: Kate Morton
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#34. the sun seeming to hesitate in the process of setting, as if it couldn't bear to end the day. It was teetering on the horizon, throwing ribbons of pink and mauve across the sky like life ropes, and the air was sweet with jasmine. - Author: Kate Morton
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#35. Rejection is a cancer, Edie. It eats away at a person. - Author: Kate Morton
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#36. The scattered rosebushes, glorious by day, revealed themselves by night an awkward collection of lonely, bony old ladies. - Author: Kate Morton
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#37. I've heard it said that children born to stressful times never shake the air of woe ... - Author: Kate Morton
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#38. A noise, and the past was chased away, dispersed into the shadows like smoke by the brighter, louder present. - Author: Kate Morton
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#39. These weren't just any walls, these were the stones of Milderhurst Castle, beneath whose skin the distant hours were whispering, watching. - Author: Kate Morton
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#40. Nighttime is different. Things are otherwise when the world is black. Insecurities and hurts, anxieties and fears grow teeth at night. - Author: Kate Morton
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#41. Solid human being, moving in and out of the orbits of others. - Author: Kate Morton
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#42. Over the course of weeks, taking great care never to revel her inward state of flux, Percy had evaluated her situation, observing her feelings from all angles before finally reaching the conclusion that she was, quite clearly, several shades of crazy. - Author: Kate Morton
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#43. The simplest falsehoods are the strongest. - Author: Kate Morton
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#44. Will history remember us, I wonder? I do hope so - to imagine that one might do something, touch an event somehow, & thereby transcend the bounds of a single human lifetime! - Author: Kate Morton
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#46. Memory is a cruel mistress with whom we all must learn to dance. - Author: Kate Morton
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#47. Even if she loathes it. To do so would be akin to denying the existence of an awkward child. - Author: Kate Morton
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#48. There's something about hospital walls; though only made of bricks and plaster, when you're inside them the noise, the reality of the teeming city beyond, disappears; it's just outside the door, but it might as well be a magical land far, far away. - Author: Kate Morton
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#49. I sound contemptuous, but I am not. I am interested
intrigued even
by the way time erases real lives, leaving only vague imprints. Blood and spirit fade away so that only names and dates remain. - Author: Kate Morton
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#50. My fingers positively itched to drift at length along their spines, to arrive at one whose lure I could not pass, to pluck it down, to inch it open, then to close my eyes and inhale the soul-sparking scent of old and literate dust. - Author: Kate Morton
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#51. The woman in whose body I had grown, in whose house I'd been raised was, in some vital ways, a stranger to me. I'd gone thirty years without ascribing her any more dimension than the paper dollies I'd played with as a girl with the pasted on smiles and the folding tab dresses. - Author: Kate Morton
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#52. A way of looking at you that told you she was listening, that she understood all you were saying, and all you weren't. - Author: Kate Morton
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#53. Life could be cruel enough these days without the truth making it worse. - Author: Kate Morton
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#54. Lil had always believed that a person's duty was to make the best of the hand they were dealt. No use wondering what might have been, she used to say, all that matters is what is. - Author: Kate Morton
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#55. There was a pessimism in his soul, a darkness in his outlook, that always left her somehow more aware of hard edges than she had been before. - Author: Kate Morton
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#56. I'm good with words, but not the spoken kind; I've often thought what a marvelous thing it would be if I could only conduct relationships on paper. - Author: Kate Morton
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#57. For the time was almost upon him, he could - Author: Kate Morton
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#58. She was the breeze on a summer's day, the first drops of rain when the earth was parched, light from the evening star. - Author: Kate Morton
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#59. The happiest folks are those that are busy, for their minds are starved of time to seek out woe.
-The Crone's Eyes - Author: Kate Morton
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#60. I am not a storyteller ... not like the others. I only have one tale to tell. - Author: Kate Morton
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#61. His words had tossed the book that was her life into the air and the pages had been blown into disarray, could never be put back together to tell the same story. - Author: Kate Morton
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#62. They say everyone needs something to love. - Author: Kate Morton
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#63. Had any poet adequately described the wretched ugliness of a loved one turned inside out with grief? - Author: Kate Morton
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#64. Romance makes people forget themselves, do silly things - Author: Kate Morton
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#65. As an only child, Cassandra found the well-worn paths of sibling interaction fascinating and horrifying in equal parts. - Author: Kate Morton
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#66. Mr. Llewellyn, on the other hand, said there were worse things in life than a temper, that it only proved one had an opinion. - Author: Kate Morton
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#67. he was a man on a date with destiny, - Author: Kate Morton
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#68. A twinge at the edge of her lips and she continued, the soft, slow lilt of recitation: Ancient walls that sing the distant hours. - Author: Kate Morton
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#69. The list is long and its keeper bitter. - Author: Kate Morton
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#70. Hope's one thing, expectation's quite another. - Author: Kate Morton
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#71. Oh, Grey, no one really likes keeping secrets. The only thing that makes a secret fun is knowing that you weren't supposed to tell it. - Author: Kate Morton
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#72. There was a lid for each pot, she'd told me often and soberly, and she thanked God she'd found her lid in my grandfather. - Author: Kate Morton
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#73. You mustn't wait for someone to rescue you, ... A girl expecting rescue never learns to rescue herself. Even with the means, she'll find her courage wanting. - Author: Kate Morton
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#74. ...it seemed hope's glimmer always hovered in the distance, no matter how long one journeyed towards it without success. - Author: Kate Morton
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#75. And Juniper had understood, somehow, that in Tom she'd found the person who could balance her, and that more than anything, to fall in love was to be caught, to be saved ... - Author: Kate Morton
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#76. I'm just titivating our dinner. - Author: Kate Morton
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#77. Odd snatches of memory, more like dreams. - Author: Kate Morton
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#78. Time had a way of moulding people into shapes they themselves no longer recognised ... - Author: Kate Morton
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#79. Strange that in the day of tumult, it should be something so innocuous as a dribble of water that prompts a person to tears. - Author: Kate Morton
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#80. Was that what Nell had done, too? Forsaken the life and the family she'd been given, to focus instead on the one she'd been without. - Author: Kate Morton
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#81. It's only with age I have learned solely to listen to things I want to hear. - Author: Kate Morton
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#82. He would love her with a passion that both frightened and revived him, a desperation that made a mockery of his neat dreams for the future. - Author: Kate Morton
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#83. History was about to intervene: real adventure, real escape and adulthood were lurking, laughing, round the corner - Author: Kate Morton
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#84. I understood somehow that certain images, certain sounds, could not be shared and could not be lost. - Author: Kate Morton
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#85. Thinking of nothing. Trying to think of nothing. Thinking of everything. - Author: Kate Morton
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#86. To hear years of one's life, one's passion, described so casually, relegated so absolutely to the past, was breathtaking. - Author: Kate Morton
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#87. It was not the first time I had been reminded of what happened at Riverton, to Robbie and the Hartford sisters. Once - Author: Kate Morton
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#88. Laurel wondered whether perhaps a person reached an age when so much was kept from them, so many details of life discussed and decided elsewhere,misheard or misunderstood, that to be surprised was no longer disconcerting. - Author: Kate Morton
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#89. There was something about a book that inspired dedication and a swelling desire to possess it. - Author: Kate Morton
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#90. Poisons are more my thing - Author: Kate Morton
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#91. Sometimes 'feelings' aren't as airy-fairy as they seem. Sometimes they're just the product of observations we haven't realized we've been making. - Author: Kate Morton
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#92. Hope, how she had grown to hate the word. It was an insideious seed planted inside a person's soul, surviving covertly on little tending, then flowering so spectacularly that none could help but cherish it. - Author: Kate Morton
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#93. She's understood the power of stories. Their magical ability to refill the wounded part of people. - Author: Kate Morton
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#94. But it was not so complicated really. Such things rarely are. It was a simple case of stars aligning; those that didn't being nudged into place. - Author: Kate Morton
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#95. People change as they get older ... grow wiser, make better decisions ... i am very old,Laurel. Anyone who lives as long as I have can't help but collect regrets along the way ... things they did in the past ... things they wish they'd done differently. - Author: Kate Morton
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#96. But in my humble opinion, a house needs a good party once in a while; remind folks it exists. - Author: Kate Morton
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#97. You must learn to know the difference between tales and the truth, my Liza, she would say. Fairy tales have a habit of ending too soon. They never show what happens afterwards when the prince and princess ride off the page. - Author: Kate Morton
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#98. I can't imagine facing the end of the day without a story to drop into on my way towards sleep. - Author: Kate Morton
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#99. babies in prams at the park. - Author: Kate Morton
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#100. The house, she'd explained to them many times, had spoken to her; she'd listened, and it turned out they'd understood one another very well indeed. Greenacres was an imperious old lady, a little worn, to be sure, cranky in her own way-but who wouldn't be? - Author: Kate Morton
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