Here’s a collection of words gleaned from books read, movies seen, or comments overheard.
A To-Do List
To Do List, she thought. Throw Maria’s wedding. Return stolen flamingos. Clean up the Venus. Get Lisa Livia’s money back. Kill somebody named Casey Dean. She looked out the window to the dock where Shane and Carpenter were conferring with their boss. Sink Brenda’s boat. Write my goddamn column. Believe in Shane when he tells me what I’m dying to hear. She went to the pantry to get the wedding cakes. ~ Jennifer Crusie
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. ~ Oscar Wilde
“You’re my sister,…I told you I’d always take care of you.”
“I know. … But taking care of and caring about aren’t the same thing.” ~Rachel Gibson
Doing the Right Thing
Damn, but McKenna hated moral dilemmas. She hated it when what she had to do was the direct opposite of what she wanted to do. Really, really wanted to do. ~ Emily Carmichael
Donuts and Muffins
Donuts are the guys that make you drool. …They’re gorgeous and crispy and covered with chocolate icing and you see one and you have to have it, and if you don’t get it, you think about it all day and then you go back for it anyway because it’s a doughnut ….Whereas muffins just sort of sit there all lumpy, looking alike, no chocolate icing at all. …Doughnuts are good…for one night. …But then the next morning, they’re not crisp anymore, and the icing is all stuck to the bag, and they have watery stuff all over them, and they’re icky and awful. You can’t keep a doughnut overnight. …But a muffin is actually better the next day. …Muffins are for the long haul and they always taste good. They don’t have that oh-my-God-I-have-to-have-that thing doughnuts have going for them, but you still want them the next morning. ~ Jennifer Crusie
Just because you lost all your hopes and dreams doesn’t give you the right to keep Alex from having any of her own. ~ Behind the Waterfall
Fallibility of Humans
Only the dead are perfect. It’s the living who are all too human. ~ Robin J. Smith
Good and Evil
“Why is there such evil in the world?”
…”Because there’s such goodness.”
…”I don’t understand,…are you saying that if there’s one, there must be the other?”
“Seems so.” ~ Julie Garwood
Hatred is an acid….It eats you up inside. And the only person it hurts is you. ~ Diana Palmer
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. ~ Proverbs 21:23
Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. Learned optimism. ~ Jennifer Crusie
Loss of Love
Losing someone you love isn’t something you get over–or under or around. There are no shortcuts. It’s something you go through, and you have to go through all of it, and everyone goes through it differently. ~ Nancy Atherton
He wrote about his nightmares so he could own them, then lived life as if there was nothing of this earth that he feared. ~ Lori Handeland
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