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“It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
tags: life
“I try to believe," she said, "that God doesn't give you more than one little piece of the story at once. You know, the story of your life. Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle. He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast. But you've still got a crack running up your side, big enough for a sapling to grow out of. Only no one sees it. Nobody sees it. Everybody thinks you're one whole piece, and so they treat you maybe not so gentle as they could see that crack.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Friends are supposed to act like harbor boats—let you know if you’re off course. But it ain’t always possible…”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“life is short but it is wide. this too shall pass.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“She longed for porch friendship, for the sticky, hot sensation of familiar female legs thrown over hers in companionship. She pined for the girliness of it all, the unplanned, improvisational laziness. She wanted to soak the words 'time management' out of her lexicon. She wanted to hand over, to yield, to let herself float down the unchartered beautiful fertile musky swamp of life, where creativity and eroticism and deep intelligence dwell.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Sidda can't help herself. She just loves books. Loves the way they feel, the way they smell, loves the black letters marching across the white pages...”
Rebecca Wells, Little Altars Everywhere
tags: books
“See, she goes places when she reads. I know all about that. When I'm reading, wherever I am, I'm always somewhere else.”
Rebecca Wells, Little Altars Everywhere
“She used to say she could taste sleep and that it was as delicious as a BLT on fresh French bread.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
tags: sleep
“Smoke, drink and never think.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“I have been to the edge and lived to tell the tale..”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“But all she wanted to do was lie in bed, eat Kraft macaroni and cheese, and hide from the alligators.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“At the beauty of what she had stumbled onto, at the fear that something terrible would happen because she was not vigilant enough. She cried at the fear of something so good that she would not be brave enough to bear it.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“But who has time to write memoirs? I’m still living my memoirs.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“... a full moon shimmered over central Louisiana. This was no rinky-dink moon. This was a moon you had to curtsy to. A big, heavy, mysterious, beautiful, bossy moon. The kind you want to serve things to on a silver platter.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Sometimes you just have to reach out and grab what you want, even when they tell you not to. This is something that I've struggled with my whole life long.”
Rebecca Wells, Little Altars Everywhere
“What does my smile look like now? Vivi wondered. Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that's it?”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
tags: smile
“I want to lay up like that, to float unstructured, without ambition or anxiety. I want to inhabit my life like a porch.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Good enough is good enough. Perfect will make you a big fat mess every time.”
Rebecca Wells, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
“When the Deep Purple falls,
Over sleepy garden walls,
And the stars begin to flicker in the sky,
Thru the mist of a memory
You wander back to me,
Breathing my name with a sigh.

In the still of the night,
Once again I hold you tight,
Tho' you're gone, your love lives on
When moonlight beams.

And as long as my heart will beat
Lover, we'll always meet
Here in my Deep Purple dreams.”
Rebecca Wells
“Because I miss them. Because I need them. Because I love them.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“You know how some people, when they're together, they somehow make you feel more hopeful? Make you feel like the world is not the insane place it really is?”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“…the love we most cherish will, of necessity, bring us pain. Because that love is like the setting of a body with broken bones. But I want to stage the setting. I want to direct all scenes.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
tags: love, pain
“There is the truth of history, and there is the truth of what a person remembers.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Some women pray for their daughters to marry good husbands. I pray that my girls will find girlfriends half as loyal and true as the Ya-Yas.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Sadness can find you anywhere, anytime, so you better have fun when you can.”
Rebecca Wells, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
“Of all the secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood the most divine was humor.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
tags: humor
“They wanted to rock, they wanted to roll, they wanted to feel the peculiarly human feeling of having a perfect night in an imperfect world.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“This is a cardinal Ya-Ya rule: you must meet each person's eyes while clinking glasses in a toast. Otherwise, the ritual has no meaning, it's just pure show. And that is something the Ya-Yas are not.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“These are all I have. I do not have the wide, bright beacon of some solid old lighthouse, guiding ships safely home, past the jaggedrocks. I only have these little glimmers that flicker and then go out.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“Listen to me, Siddalee, and listen good: There is no excuse to let your looks go, no matter how poor you are. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, but honey let me tell you, ugliness will get you nowhere.”
Rebecca Wells, Little Altars Everywhere

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