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#1. my life seemed more fully layered because of the choices I had made, both consciously and in ignorance. I - Author: Susan Meissner
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#2. But if I know anything about time, it is that it stretches to walk with you when you grieve. The rest of the world may zoom past at breakneck speed, but when you are learning to live with loss, time slows to the pace of your breathing. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#3. Confidence tends to minimize the magnitude of the choice. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#4. There is just the simple truth that you must forgive yourself for only being able to make your own choices, and no one else's. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#5. The person who completes your life is not so much the person who shares all the years of your existence, but rather the person who made your life worth living, no matter how long or short a time you were given to spend with them. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#6. Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don't even have it. You can't wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#7. Which one of them would make you the most sad if you had to live your life without him? - Author: Susan Meissner
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#8. Which was worse? Mourning the loss of something without knowing you never actually had it, or mourning the loss of what you thought you had and never had at all? - Author: Susan Meissner
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#9. Fear is worse than pain, I think. Pain is centralized, identifiable, and wanes as you wait. Fear is a heaviness you can't wriggle out from under. You must simply find the will to stand with it and start walking. Fear does not start to fade until you take the step that you think you can't. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#10. And though it can be painfully difficult, it can also be unspeakably wonderful. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#11. When we trust someone, we believe what they tell us is true. We experience it as being true. It's not the experience itself that empowers us to believe it. It is the trust. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#12. There are no secrets to a charmed life. There is just the simple truth that you must forgive yourself for only being able to make your own choices, and no one else's. Astounded - Author: Susan Meissner
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#13. What you can still dream about is often sweeter than the reality. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#14. That's what we did, didn't we, Audrey? We learned to be brave when it was easier to be afraid. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#15. Fear is not only a leaden foe, but a liar as well. It was not as bad as I thought it would be, sitting there in a London department store on an ordinary Saturday. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#16. No one thinks much about their ability to breathe; they just do it. It's when a person can't breathe, that they suddenly realize they'd been doing something truly marvelous all along. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#17. ...tired people don't give up. Tired people just take a rest. Rest a bit and try again. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#18. Sometimes the expectation is better than the fulfillment. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#19. Dissecting a book was the same as making sense of life. You have to find a way to interpret life, or you'll go nuts. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#20. When you only do what is expected of you, you never learn what you would've done had you chosen for yourself. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#21. They aren't afraid to take risks, but they don't gamble. They are generous but not extravagant. They thrive on beauty of economics, the fact that it is both art and science. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#22. I wanted to be wanted. And for the past dozen years I've known firsthand what it's like to be sought after. It's funny how when you get what you've always longed for, sometimes the reason you wanted it no longer exists. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#23. Love was both the softest edge and the sharpest edge of what made life real. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#24. We are born knowing how to be just. And we die knowing we spent a lifetime pretending we didn't. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#25. Everything beautiful has a story it wants to tell. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#26. There were a thousand words for dreams realized and only one common whimper for hopes interrupted. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#27. We moved wordlessly from one room to another, from the room of the dead to the room where time lay in pages everywhere I looked. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#28. She wanted to wake up in the arms of the angels and have them tell her she was worthy of love -- to give it and to have it given to her. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#29. People treat you differently when they think you are too young to know what you want. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#30. My choices that terrible morning had been prompted by love. What others had chosen had been prompted by hate. The effects of our choices had spilled onto each other. They always did. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#31. of paper with my name and phone - Author: Susan Meissner
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#32. Kindness is always motivated by something nobler than just a desire to be kind. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#33. I don't see how you can live in a black and white world without becoming ... uncreative. You can't make anything new. Everything already is what it is. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#34. The past hadn't been erased just because a new future had been handed it. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#35. we play the cards we've been dealt - as Isabel in Secrets of a Charmed Life says - based on finite knowledge, and while being largely unaware that everyone around us is playing their own cards. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#36. we, as a society, archive our history. We don't want to forget where we've been and what we've seen. The past informs us, and can easily transform us, if we choose to let it. Q. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#37. There is always, always the other road to choose, even if it seems to be nothing more than an unpaved path in the middle of nowhere? - Author: Susan Meissner
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#38. You shouldn't imagine things that you haven't a shred of proof happened ... - Author: Susan Meissner
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#39. Fear is a heaviness you can't wriggle out from under. You must simply find the will to stand with it and start walking. Fear does not start to fade until you take the step that you think you can't take. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#40. It should always make us happy to say that loving someone and being loved by someone is worth whatever price paid. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#41. But heaven seems a place where truth cannot hurt. Here, the truth can be devastating. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#42. We were both shattered. We were broken people who longed to be whole. We thought it was love that was driving us to do what we did. But it wasn't love. It was fear. We were both too afraid of ending up unwanted and unneeded. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#43. I don't know very many people who can piece together eloquent prayers when their souls are wounded. Words don't come at those times, but tears do. I have always thought of my tears as prayers. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#44. I am saying, when you make a choice, even if it's a bad one, you've played your hand. You cannot live your life as though you still held all your cards. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#45. A happy life is not made up of what you have dreamed of, chased after, and achieved, but rather whom you poured your life into, who poured their life into yours, and the difference you've made in the lives of others. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#46. You don't realize how small your world is when you are a child. Your parents are your east and west, your sun and moon. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#47. Henrietta might have said. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#48. Think of England as a very large book. The Cotswolds would be an unfussy chapter in the middle somewhere where there is lots of limestone and even more sheep. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#49. uncomplicated things - Author: Susan Meissner
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#50. To her, there was only one shade to every color. She was happy with the one shade. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#51. It is much harder to pretend than it is to simply be who you already are. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#52. Do not choose to abandon love because you are afraid that it will crush you. Love is the only true constant in a fragile world. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#53. To love is not to be fragile; it is to be unlocked and open. And when something is open, other things can come in. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#54. Remembering what you want about the past, even if it's not entirely true, keeps you from giving up on the present. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#55. Mr. Dabney could write to - Author: Susan Meissner
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#56. The frail letters on the first page were barely legible; they looked like whispers, if whispers had form. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#57. If I had learned anything from this past year, it is that despair is love's fiercest enemy. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#58. I think this is the danger we face whenever time passes and those who have suffered recover from what flattened them. The generation coming up behind might underestimate or miss completely all that the older generation survived. Q. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#59. But life is lived at the moment you are living it, she thought. No one but God in heaven has the benefit of seeing beyond today. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#60. I want to learn how to look deep to see what people are really like. I want to be the kind of person who plunges past the surface and seeks to know the inner thoughts of the people I am around. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#61. I think literature reveals more about us than history does. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#62. He could not know that thoughts are not things you can give or not give. Thoughts are thrust upon you. You can only hope that thoughts that you don't want will tire of you at some point and flutter away. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#63. There is a calming aura at the ocean's edge, despite the frothing foam, crashing waves and roaring white noise. The ocean looks the same on your good days and your bad days. Nice to know on the worse of days that there are few things you can utterly count on. P. 107 - Author: Susan Meissner
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#64. Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#65. We're going to be okay. Lainey isn't the glue that keeps us together. We are. We're the glue. Okay? - Author: Susan Meissner
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#66. People who are free to choose will choose the best use for whatever it is they possess. Wealth and prosperity begin with the freedom to choose. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#67. We understand what we want to understand. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#68. Truth is a strange companion. It devastates one moment and enthralls the next. But it never deceives. And because of that, in the end, it comforts. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#69. Oh, but it's our tears that make us human, Isabel. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#70. Sages of the past would say we are - all of us - just imperfect people on a flawed planet who are trying to hold on to what is good and lovely and right. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#71. It was only after time had passed that a person was able to see whether she might have been able to bear the load she was sure had been too heavy. - Author: Susan Meissner
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#72. Please don't let the unhappiness you knew in the past keep you from accepting happiness now. - Author: Susan Meissner
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