Favorite Quotes of September Books

“People in the real world always say, when something terrible happens, that the sadness and loss and aching pain of the heart will “lessen as time passes,” but it isn’t true. Sorrow and loss are constant, but if we all had to go through our whole lives carrying them the whole time, we wouldn’t be able to stand it. The sadness would paralyze us. So in the end we just pack it into bags and find somewhere to leave it.”
Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

 

“When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

 

“If you truly love someone, you will cherish what they despise most about themselves” – Fernando Conclaves”
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life
“The Lord does not make men do evil things to one another. But the Lord gave us the right to choose. Whether we do good or evil, it is our own decision and our own responsibility.”
Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night
“I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.”
Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You

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