1. 10

    Writing is work, but it's also a compulsion, and once you get your characters on paper, you can't abandon them. You have to respond to them.

  2. 9

    There's a war on. We don't know how anything's going to end. We just have to grasp each fleeting moment of joy as it whizzes by.

  3. 8

    They will come, not to paint the bay and the sea and the boots and the moors, but the warmth of the sun and the colour of the wind. A whole new concept. Such stimulation. Such vitality.

  4. 7

    Beyond the pain, life continues to be sweet. The basics are still there. Beauty, food and friendship, reservoirs of love and understanding. Later, possibly not yet, you are going to need others who will encourage you to make new beginnings. Welcome them. They will help you move on, to cherish happy memories and confront the painful ones with more than bitterness and anger.

  5. 6

    Things happen they way they're meant to. There's a pattern and a shape to everything...Nothing happens without a reason...Nothing is impossible...(Page 180).

  6. 5

    And the wicked thing is, that when we're really upset, we always take it out on the people who are closest and whom we love the most.

  7. 4

    The greatest gift a parent can leave a child is that parent's own independence.

  8. 3

    She put out her hand and touched his forearm, as she would have touched some piece of porcelain or sculpture, just for the sheer animal pleasure of feeling its shape and curve beneath her fingertips.

  9. 2

    She remembered him smiling, and realized that time, that great old healer, had finally accomplished its work, and now, across the years, the face of love no longer stirred up agonies of grief and bitterness. Rather, one was left feeling simply grateful. For how unimaginably empty the past would be without him to remember.

  10. 1

    It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. Arrival often brings nothing but a sense of desolation and disappointment.

  11. Last Update: 29 June 2022

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