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“Be sure of your heart before you speak.”
Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door
tags: heart
“Somehow difficulties are easier to endure when you know your dream is waiting for you at the end.”
Lisa Mangum, The Golden Spiral
“You can always choose to change your future.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“We can't live our lives obsessing about the past or mourning the future. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other to live every moment of our lives the best we can.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“The river is now. This moment. This breath between us. The space between your heartbeats. The moment before you blink. The instant a thought flashes through your mind. It is everything that is around us. Life. Energy. Flowing, endlessly flowing, carrying you from then...to now...to tomorrow. Listen: you can hear the music of it. Of the passage of time.”
Lisa Mangum
“In the darkness of night,
Demons strut, taunting, goading.
In the light of day,
Angels sing glorious songs.
In the time in between,
We live our lives alone and searching.
And sometimes, softly,
You understand damnation.
All is forgotten, all is lost,
All but forgiveness
And the memory of her kiss.”
Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door
“The world is full of impossibilities - some beautiful, some terrible - but sometimes, when you least expect it, they can become possible.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“I'm not who you think I am, Abby," he said in English.
I almost smiled. It was the kind of melodramatic line people said in bad made-for-TV movies, but then I saw his eyes, bleak and distant, and I knew he was telling the truth.
"I thought you were Dante Alexander, foreign-exchange student visiting from Italy."
He shook his head slowly, sadly. "Not exactly.”
Lisa Mangum
“Maybe it was because I didn't want to look at my life and see what is missing. Once you identify what you lack, then it's all you see anymore. Wanting something I couldn't have would only lead to unhappiness, so I tried to be content with what I had.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“Once you identify what you lack then it's all you see anymore. Wanting something I couldn't have would only lead to unhappiness so I tried to be content with what I had.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“She was a woman who knew who she was and how she had gotten there.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“Pawns are really queens in disguise.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“Be grateful for what I have now and keep working toward what I want to happen in the future.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“The whole point of wishing is not to focus on what you don't have it's to show you what could be. Once you know what you want then you know what to reach for what to dream about. It's how you change things.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“Your future is your own again. And I consider that to be a happy ending to the story.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“People think edges are bad, but they are really there to keep up from falling to pieces. They don't hold us back, they hold us in. They hold us together.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
tags: edges
“It's time, my children
When the waves rise high
When the waters run deep
When the clock strikes midnight
You'll feel the mark of Zero Hour
And you'll never be the same again”
Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door
“Do you trust me?"
"Yes"
"Then don't look back”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket
“I believe that sometimes people come into your life at exactly the right moment to give you exactly what you need at that moment.”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“You were all given the same chance. This day was your test. The monk who dropped the scale did so at my request. I was watching to see what you would do. I need someone who can wait with patience, and yet know when it is time to act without fear. Someone who is able to see patterns even when none may be obvious. Someone who can also express his own artistic viewpoint...I want someone who will leave the world a more beautiful place than he found it.”
Lisa Mangum, The Golden Spiral
Gotta keep moving; can't stop; stagnation kills.
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“Then think of this as an adventure." I kissed hi cheek. "So which flower should I be?"
He curled me close to his chest, nuzzling his face into my hair. "Mmmm, can't you be all of them? My own bouquet of beauty? Like daisies opening their friendly petals." He brushed his fingertips over my eyelids. "Or marigolds that burn like the summer sun." He rubbed his hands over my back. "Or orchids-rare and exotic." He traced a finger across my collarbone down to rest lightly on the locket I wore all the time. "Roses for passion." He kissed me.”
Lisa Mangum, The Hourglass Door
“I believe happiness is always there. That's why we have to keep looking for it. Because we can't always see it.

Because it doesn't always find us.”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“My dad taught me never to talk to strangers," she said lightly.
"We're all strangers in the beginning."
"Then what are we in the end?"
"We'll have to see when we get there.”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“What do you want, Zo?"

"What does anyone want, Abby?" he countered. "To be loved. Peace on earth. The winning lottery numbers.”
Lisa Mangum, The Golden Spiral
tags: humor, zo
“Sometimes wearing a mask is the best way to show our true selves.”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“Emotions are tricky things. If you don't control them, they will control you. And if you're living your life out of control, you'll never be able to make clear and rational decisions.”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“You gotta keep things moving. If leaving behind the past means you can have a better future, then, sure, why not?”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
Because when all you have is the past, it's hard to let it go.
Lisa Mangum, After Hello
“You know, I've learned that sometimes you can only see what you want to see by changing where you stand. And standing somewhere unexpected can lead to unexpected discoveries.”
Lisa Mangum, After Hello

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